Jeanette started her career transcribing taped interviews at the British Columbia Archives, followed by 20 years with the Museum at Campbell River, and latterly as the executive director of the Campbell River Art Gallery. She has five coastal histories in print. She leads multi-day heritage sites tours aboard the historic Columbia III, teaches fiction and nonfiction classes, and mentors emerging writers. An ambitious chronicler, Jeanette has a biography, a novel, and a history of the Broughton Islands and mainland inlets currently in process. Jeanette’s story in the Strathcona Collective’s fall 2023 edition was excerpted from her latest book, Sheltering in the Backrush, a History of Twin Islands‘ released by Harbour Publishing.
Twin Islands, tucked against Cortes Island’s southeast shore, has been a haven for a fascinating cast of characters that runs the gamut from spies and movie stars to Queen Elizabeth […]
Words by Jeanette TaylorPhotos courtesy of Cortes Island Museum & Archives