Vickie Jensen juggles a number of careers, including writing, teaching, lecturing, editing and photography. She also handles publication and distribution of select titles through her Vancouver-based company Westcoast Words. She feels that reading and writing books have encouraged her love of adventure. She and her anthropologist husband Jay Powell have bicycled across Canada, taught on cruise ships and spent decades working with native peoples of the Northwest Coast. Vickie’s non-fiction books and articles reflect her fascination with people and the work they do, whether they’re carving totem poles, working at sea or designing underwater robots.