Born and raised in Victoria, 'Miss' Forbes was women's editor of the Victoria Daily Times for 20 years, and later one of its columnists. She wrote Wild Roses at Their Feet: Pioneer Women of Vancouver Island (B.C. Centennial Committee, printed by Evergreen Press Ltd., 1971). It contains 22 excellent full-page photography portraits of some of her subjects.

[BCBW 2004] "Women"