home from Africa!
My husband, Rod, and
I have very itchy feet and always want to see what's round the next
corner. Having come to the edge of the North American continent, we headed off in
another direction. We spent six months in rural Kenya, working with an organization that provides
scholarships for girls to go to High School, which is fee paying.
to read about the first encounter with Africa.
September, 2003 we returned to Africa. We first taught in Uganda and
then came back to Kakamega where we remained until June 04. My
experiences are in my
In Septemebr 2004 we returned again to
continue our woork in schools and in the computer school we had started.
My newsletters are
We plan to return to continue our work there in September 2005
have been urged by many to make a book of my African experience. If you
read the vignettes or the newsletter, let me know what interests you most,
(patricia(at)patriciacrossley(dot).com) so that I can
tailor the contents. I have a host of stories.
we are riding along a typical road, following an overloaded matatu. Click on the
thumbnail to make it bigger. There are more pictures of our adventures on the vignettes
I 've been immersed in the world of books since I learned to decipher the
easy words at the age of four. I remember walking home as a child from the
public library, book in hand, in London, England, only to come to "The
End" before I reached my street. To my distress, the library rules at that
time allowed only one or two books at a time and no returns on the same day! Can
you wonder that I love the idea of e-books?
It could be that a family tradition that Charles Dickens was a
many times great-grandfather always spurred my interest in both reading and
writing. Whatever the reason, I turned from studying French language and
literature to writing my own stories, and have a whole host of characters in
my head, just waiting to be born. I have been writing on a part time basis since
I've taught hundreds of kids English, French and German, lived in
six countries and moved countless times. Home is now in Victoria, Canada, with
husband Rod. Our three children are now all out of the nest, so I can devote more time
than ever to my writing and I have just completed a romantic suspense, set
mainly in Victoria.
Our itchy feet wouldn't let us stay rooted for long, so we
a volunteer educational position in Kenya in September 2001. Click on the link
start reading "Vignettes from Africa."
ABOUT MY LIFE AND MY BOOKS,
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