New editor named

Patricia PhenixLeaside Life welcomes Patricia Phenix as editor.

She was born and raised in Leaside and is the author of three published books: Olga Romanov: Russia’s Last Grand Duchess, Penguin Books Canada, 1999 (a national bestseller); Eatonians: The Story of the Family Behind the Family, McClelland & Stewart, 2002; and Private Demons: The Tragic Personal Life of John A. Macdonald,  McClelland & Stewart, 2006.

She has worked extensively as a writer and editor, and has had articles published in such publications as The Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen, Flare, and The Dorchester Review. Her experience includes acting as the national publications manager of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada.

Most recently Phenix completed a six-year term as a citizenship judge with the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism.