by Sharron Gunn
lives in British Columbia, and teaches Gaelic as a non-credit university course, and French in high school.Of Scottish, French and Irish origin, she was born on the east coast of Canada where there are many people of the same background.
Some knowledge of the Gaelic and French languages and cultures was inevitable.While living over eight years in Europe, she
studied the languages and history of Great Britain and France.She
has a diplÃ´me from the University of Nancy, France
, a B.A. in French and a masters degree (2nd first degree) in Scottish History and Celtic Studies from the University of Glasgow.She
has just finished her
first novel, an historical fantasy set in Scotland.
...by Sharron Gunn
teaches Gaelic as a non-credit university course and French in high school.French has earned her
enough to eat and stay warm, but Gaelic is her
true love and avocation.She
was born on the east coast of Canada where many people are of Scottish and Irish origin, and learned Gaelic from her
grandfather who may have been descended from a dynasty of Gaelic poets.In the Scottish Highlands and Gaelic Ireland you could earn very good money writing poetry a few centuries ago.Imagine that, all you struggling poet-songwriters!When she
went to Scotland and Ireland for the first time at the age of 15, she
bought a Gaelic grammar book and taught herself how to read and write the language.Her
parents, children of the jazz generation, thought she
was odd.She has been interested in the language and history of the Gaels ever since and has a degree in history and Celtic studies from the University of Glasgow.She lives on the west coast of Canada and is the vice-president of the Victoria Gaelic Choir.