Born in Ficksburg, South Africa, trained to be a journalist, fell in love - for keeps - at 16, married at 19, wrote novels, played the piano in my husband's dance band for 35 years, had two children, studied to be a teacher, started my own school and then, in 1978, emigrated to Canada, where I am blessed to be Founder and President Emerita of the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society, the Founder and President Emerita of the Haemochromatosis Society of South Africa, and the Founder and Former President of the International Association of Haemochromatosis Societies. For 30 years, except for a series of travel articles, I devoted my literary efforts entirely to the writing of more than 300 articles on the subject of hemochromatosis, and the production of patient literature for individuals, hospitals and other medical facilities. Now back to novel writing, I am thrilled to be able to see my 27th book in print, and have recently uploaded my 9th e-Book
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A Tribute to My Father, Wilhelm Claudius van ZYL
Liver cancer, skin "bronzing," and impotence are among the possible results of this common but little-known genetic disorder.
I begin exploring my father's diary of how his life changed during the war in Africa at the turn of the last century.
WWI; WWII; Boer War; Jan Smuts, South African Air Force.
As I recall the past glory of the country of my birth, and mourn my own special soldier, Remembrance Day is not a happy one for me.
Some personal research on similarities between Christian and Jewish praise and worship.
Iron Overload, swollen knuckles,'painful handshake,' loss of body hair.
Hemochromatosis; Iron overload; the world's most common genetic disorder; new complications.
...or, How Ernie Els ameliorated my sentiments concerning golf.
Wishing is a futile exercise!