Virginia F. Schwartz
Virginia F. Schwartz was born in Stoney Creek, Ontario. She grew up on a small farm overlooking Lake Ontario.
At university, she studied Comparative Religion and English Literature. She then obtained a Nursing degree and became a nurse. She has also worked as an elementary teacher and a writing teacher.
She was inspired to write Initiation after hearing a Kwakwaka’wakw regeneration myth on the radio. To learn more, she travelled to BC, and went to the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. There, the story began to form in her mind. While writing Initiation, she returned to the west coast several times to do research in Alert Bay and Port Hardy.
Bio by Niki B.; updated by Sara K.
- 4 Kids In 5e & 1 Crazy Year, 2006
- Initiation, 2003
- Der Weg nach Norden, 2003
- Messenger, 2002
- If I Just Had Two Wings, 2001
- Send One Angel Down, 2000