This is Lesley's second book in The Passionate Life series, which profiles women living their passions in the small valley community where she lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. In this second book, fifteen women - artists, chefs, social activists, upcycled jewelers and singer-songwriters, to mention a few- tell their stories of creativity, connection and community.
I was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. and lived in both England and the U.S. before settling in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island in 2003. Passionate about books, art, women's lives, country living, personal growth, life learning, and pudding, I had thought about the idea of writing a book of stories about women in my community for some time, until my sister gave me a boot in the you know what and I actually got busy and did it. I live in a kooky yet charming house with my husband, daughter, dog, guinea pig, and chickens. This is my second The Passionate Life book.