Caroline Woodward

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About me

Industry Maritime
Occupation lightkeeper & writer
Location Lennard Island, British Columbia, Canada
Introduction Published writer from age sixteen onwards but it's taken me a long time to find peace and quiet and focus and material to write about in the 'right' way. Now is the time and the place and life is wonderful. I am grateful, almost beyond words, but not quite.
Interests writing, kayaking, travelling, gardening, baking & making feasts, reading, singing, beachcombing, dog walkies, hanging out with friends & family
Favorite Movies Shawshank Redemption, My American Cousin, 101 Dalmations (the cartoon version), O Brother Where Art Thou?, African Queen, Casablanca, Babette's Feast, Long Night
Favorite Music Hildegard of Bingen, Bach, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Roy Forbes, Connie Kaldor, Taj Mahal, Ruthie Foster, the Gypsy Kings, Sibelius, Alison Kraus & Union Station, Jimmie Cliff, Bob Marley, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, vespers with the Benedictine monks of St.Peter's Abbey, Stephen Fearing, Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Guy Clark, Beethoven's Ode to Joy, everything, really, except badly written & performed music in any genre
Favorite Books Maps & Dreams by Hugh Brody, Lightning by Fred Stenson, Enemy Women & The Color of Lightning & Stormy Weather & Celestial Navigation by Paulette Jiles, Murder in the Dark, Oryx & Crake, The Handmaid's Tale, The Circle Game & The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, Winter's Bones by Daniel Woodrell, Head Cook at Weddings & Funerals by Vi Plotnikoff, Survival Gear by Rita Moir, Treading Water by Anne De Grace, Diamond Grill by Fred Wah, Mary of Mile 18 by Ann Blades, any poetry by Patrick Lane, In the Skin of the Lion by Michael Ondaatje, What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn