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Read: The Seventh Shot by Ann Burke
Writing has always been a compulsive labour of love for Ann. “I still have notebooks and even scraps of paper going back sixty-plus years, where I recorded poems, interesting bits of trivia, thoughts and ideas.”
At fourteen, a local newspaper editor gave her a heap of old newspapers and she began submitting pieces to that same paper on interesting bits of local history.
After serving in the Royal Canadian Navy as a navigational operator/radar technician, she returned to journalism, where she discovered a passion for research and sourcing out the facts. Ann will tell you her most memorable years were those spent in Lively, Ontario as a writer/editor for the Walden Observer and covering events for The Sudbury Star.
While continuing to freelance for various newspapers, including The Toronto Star, Ann moved to the social services sector, working as a counsellor in a shelter for abused women and children, as the coordinator of a drop-in centre for the homeless, for victim support services, and as the director of a rural community centre.
It was during this period that she also authored two comedic plays. “I am as inspired writing a farce as I am chronicling a dark story such as The Seventh Shot.”
She now lives in Innisfil with her husband and is planning her next book.
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