I've been writing about cars since 1983, and my work appears in a variety of places. I review new vehicles, write feature articles, and write about old cars.
You can catch me regularly in the National Post and Driving.ca; at Autofocus.ca (formerly Sympatico.ca Autos); in the antique-car newspaper Old Autos; in Automotive News Canada; and in the industry magazines Tire News, AutoJournal and Fleet Digest. For many years I was also the Assistant Editor for Autos.ca (formerly CanadianDriver.com).
I was a contributor to the Toronto Star's Wheels section beginning in 1987, and for Metro since 2009, until those outlets dropped their freelance writers in 2016.
I also write on other subjects. I'm a contributor to Pen World, a U.S.-based magazine for fountain pen collectors. In the past, I've also written about cocktails and collecting for Sharp magazine, on rural living for Rural Delivery magazine, and for Harrowsmith, Maclean's, Where New Orleans, Collision Management, Cars & Parts, and Canadian Street Rodder.
Join me on my website at www.WomanOnWheels.ca, where you can find a link to all of my online car reviews and some of my stories.
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For 2020, the Tacoma's choices slim down a bit: the four-cylinder is gone, and all models are 4x4 only. But it's still obvious why it's a popular little truck, and you can find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca.
The Kia Sportage is a decent little driver, but prepare to be dinged at the pumps
Volkswagen's Tiguan has always been a favorite of mine: it drives well, its seats are supportive, and it's a nice size. And that stays the same, as long as you don't opt for my tester's pricey and pointless third-row seat. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca.
The Volvo V60 Cross Country is a wonderful car to pilot, but why isn't the infotainment considered distracted driving?
You have to watch for payment scams, for vehicles that aren't as advertised, and even for your own personal safety if you're privately selling or buying a car. Find out more in my story at AutoTRADER.ca.
It's big, it's powerful, and it's comfortable, but heaven help you if you want to work most of its functions, because you have to go through a ridiculously complicated screen. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca.
Women have their own requirements for comfort, safety, and utility, and the vehicle has to meet them