Voted Best Local Author in South Simcoe (2021), it's obvious that writing is a favourite activity for J.C. Kavanagh.
Early career days revolved around the newspaper business as journalist and photographer and J.C. worked her way up to the role of Editor. She was instrumental in launching a small newspaper in Bradford West Gwillimbury, reporting local news and photographing people, events, sports games and the occasional crotchety politician. Her focus later shifted to the private sector, where, for 20 years, she worked in communications and marketing.
In 2014, an unexpected business restructuring put a halt to her career and J.C., with the support of her partner, Ian, jumped full-time into creative written nine children's picture books and three novels.
J.C. lives north of Alliston and finds copious writing ideas from the wooded areas and wildlife surrounding her property. Summers are spent harnessing the winds on Georgian Bay's pristine waters.