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Her works are know for their clarity and objectivity of her analysis of character. At the age of 12 while living with her family in the Fraser Valley she sold her 1 newspaper reports to the New Westminster Columbian.
This is the age when young people develop their own ideas about what is, and what is not appropriate relationship behavior -- Don't let these statistics become the acceptable definition.
The more you know, the more you can help create a future without violence.
In 1998 she earned the Prime Ministers Teaching Award as an outstanding and innovative teacher.
As a journalist she was a correspondent for the Montreal Gazette. Two of the novels were translated into one volume in English entitled the Outlander ( Toronto, 1950) which won the Governor General's Award, In 1961 she was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 1976 she took a 5 week course at Albertas Banff Centre on writing. Her sports stories for young adults drew on her own love of playing basketball at high school and university.