Yvonne Van Lankveld
Yvonne’s love of words began early in childhood. Her first career as a Registered Nurse was supported by two diplomas from Mohawk College, followed by a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Sciences from Brock University. Although her writing skills earned her awards and acclaim in many clinical settings and professional nursing journals, she never lost her desire to write fiction.
Yvonne completed her first novel, The Road to Alright, in 2019. The second edition was released in 2022 with her second novel, The Park Street Secrets, which she completed near the end of a long career and during the pandemic. She is currently writing her third novel, Follow Polly’s Lane.
Yvonne is an active member of the Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association (CAA), and has been part of the CAA Niagara Novel Writers group since January 2022. She is a contributor to the CAA (Niagara Branch) Book: ‘Words that Connect Us’ – the CAA Niagara Anthology, to be released in November 2022. Yvonne is a reviewer for the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and profiled on the Canadian Authors Reviewers page. She has presented at the Ontario Association of Library Technicians /ABO conference in 2021 and 2022, and enjoys her role as a writer in residence at the Lincoln Pelham Public Library, Fonthill Branch. She lives in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada, with her husband.