- Author Photo Barb Nettleton, 2010
I’ve been writing novels all my adult life. While I was growing up in Edmonton, Alberta I thought I might be a ballet dancer. But toe shoes put an end to that. Fortunately my mother passed on to my sisters and me her great love of reading, so I had something to fall back on. After a masters degree in English I started writing for newspapers and magazines in Canada, and in England. I published my first novel when I was 30. The Printmakers’ Daughter is my 9th. I have a son Robin and a daughter Emily. I live in Toronto and also have a home in Canmore, Alberta, where I hike and ski. My partner, Nick, is a publisher of cookery and wine books. We have a dog, Jasper, and often walk him in the Toronto ravines. I always have a project on the go: right now I’m working with immigrant women writers and their shoes, developing an exhibition for the Bata Shoe Museum.
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