My writing life has been guided by the question I posed to myself in university: how does the writer organize the chaos of life through the creative process? Constant exploration has provided the ever-changing answer. I began as a poet gripped by mystery. My novels grew out of poems that evoked my interior landscape. My teaching found inspiration through sharing with others hungry to write. And my artist profiles deepened the quest by granting me the honour of journeying with devoted creators in every medium. It is a circle that has become a spiral, connecting me to energies that ripple out and out.