A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Susan Taylor Meehan now lives and writes in Ottawa, Ontario, lovingly supported by her husband, Ralph, her daughter Amanda, and her stepson, Phil – along with a host of family and friends. As an air force brat, Susan grew up in a variety of places, including France, the United States (Washington State and Colorado), and Canada (Edmonton, Ottawa, Comox, and North Bay). She is an alumna of both the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (Radio and TV Arts) and Carleton University (History). She has spent most of her career as a writer for the Canadian International Development Agency and continues to nurture an abiding interest in all things related to international development co-operation. Her first love, however, is history. Her book Maggie’s Choice is the first in this series that tells the stories of Canadian women as their lives intersect with the major events of their times.