Born in 1957, Sandi LeFaucheur began her career as a transatlantic ping-pong ball in 1964, when her family moved from Dorset in England to Toronto. Her work with an airline took her back to England so often that she moved there permanently in 1983. She moved back to Canada (permanently again) in 1984, but 1985 found her moving to England (yes, permanently) once more.
It was during this last stay in England that Sandi became the secretary in the very school featured in The Secret Shelter. She was intrigued by the air-raid shelter buried beneath the front lawn. As she couldn’t excavate it, she decided to write about what could be down there, and what might befall anyone foolish enough to enter.
Sandi, her husband, teenage son, and elderly Golden Retriever bounced one final time across the Atlantic in 2000. They now live in a small town in the rolling hills of Southern Ontario. When she’s not writing or gardening, Sandi works for the Regional Municipality of Peel.
Biography provided by the author, July 2004.