Story teller at heart.
Jane Simpson is a retired nurse, living in Kanata, Ontario with her husband and dog. Throughout her career, she held administrative positions in health care and lectured at the University of Ottawa. She is a lifetime member of the Hastings County Historical Society, a member of the Marilyn Adam Genealogy Research Centre and a member of the Capital Crime Writers in Ottawa.
Her interest in her MacDonald family arose while spending summer holidays with her grandparents by the Bay of Quinte. She knew who her great grandparents were but nothing of generations before them. Her grandfather was a cousin of Manly MacDonald, the painter who provided essential documents for Charles Macdonald’s remarkable story. She is the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles MacDonald.
Jane has published excerpts of a mystery novel in the anthology, Strangers in a Small Room and a short story about her dog in the US. She was a member of Rick Taylor’s writing group in Ottawa.