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Yvonne Blackwood

Yvonne Blackwood is the author of four adult non-fiction books: Into Africa: A Personal Journey; Will That Be Cash or Cuffs? Into Africa the Return, and College Life of a Retired Senior. She has also published three children’s picture books in The Nosey Charlie Adventure series. She is an award-winning short-story writer, columnist, and retired banker. Yvonne has contributed to several anthologies including Human Kindness, Canadian Voices, and WordScape. She has published articles in More Our Canada, InTouch, and Green Prints magazines. As a columnist, she wrote columns for The Toronto Star, Pride News Magazine and The African Connection. Blackwood was a banker for thirty-seven years before she retired. She loves to travel and has visited several countries on six of the seven continents. She has become an avid birdwatcher since retirement.