Virginia Lee has been telling stories for many years with her paint brushes, creating fanciful images referred to by some as “magical realism”. She had some success and was awarded two grants from the Ontario Arts Council, enabling her to expand her exploration into larger installations and multi-media. She is now blessed with three lovely granddaughters who took over her art studio. So, she switched her practice to writing. She started with a picture book, then a YA novel. She always tries to sprinkle some magic into her work, something fun but still relevant to our complex society.