Carol Blacklaws

About Carol Blacklaws

Born in Mexico City, I've spent my whole life exploring our world. The experiences I've had, the memories created, never fade. I may be a retired high school teacher and pushing into sixties adventurer, but there is so much more. I graduated in 1979 from Simon Fraser University in Geography and received a master's degree in 1990 at the University of Victoria. At nine months pregnant in my stripped moo-moo, my dissertation defense is a moment I won't soon forget.

After university, I became an archaeological field assistant with the British Columbia government, specializing in cartography and soil analysis. I would do this for six years, a job that would bring me deep into the B.C. wilderness, opening my mind to its peoples, places, and stories.

From here, I would find myself drawn to work with First Nations peoples of this province I came to call home, collaborating with local education committees to develop multimedia educational materials. Mind you, this was pre-personal electronic everything, so think floppy discs rather than thumb drives. Eventually, I would complete a Professional Development Certificate Teacher's Certification in 1991. I've taught social sciences, Spanish, and English to hundreds, if not thousands, of bright young minds.

When I'm not writing, I'm a mother of three incredible children all of whom have gone on to do wondrous things including give me four grandchildren. I enjoy downhill skiing, swimming, biking, river rafting and pretty much anything else outdoors.

I've been fortunate enough to travel and live around the world. Europe, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, India, China, Mexico, Central and South America.

Every single day is a new story to tell, a new journey to follow.