I was born in Montreal and educated at the Adath Israel Hebrew Academy, McGill University (BA 1966) and the Université de Montréal (MA 1969). I taught English and French literature at the University of Cincinnati and Georgia State University. I was a journalist in radio, television, newspapers and magazines, as well as a screenwriter. For 23 I had my own business as the owner of a boutique inn in Vancouver. I retired 4 years ago and made Aliyah.