Elaine Gugin Maddex grew up in the beautiful little town of Minnedosa, Manitoba spending a great deal of time following her grandmother around her massive gardens. This left a huge imprint on her life and the small town girl always remained. She is a kitchen herbalist and enjoys spending time in her herb and perennial gardens.
Elaine wanted to leave something behind, a legacy, so to speak, for her children and grandchildren to remember their eccentric mother / grandmother by…….so began her first book ‘More Than a Wise Woman.’ She set out to write a ‘feel good’ book, one that anyone could pick up and read. One that is timeless and does not require an ‘age appropriate’ label much like her favourite “Anne of Green Gables.”
She wanted to create a fictitious and colourful character in a lovely prairie town, so was born the sweet, eccentric, widowed Tessy McGuigan. And, after visiting relatives in the quaint and charming town of Wolseley, Saskatchewan combined with her loving roots in Minnedosa the little community of Ladyslipper, Saskatchewan was built.
It is guaranteed by enjoying the adventures of Tessy McGuigan in Ladyslipper, Saskatchewan you will ultimately get to know the true Elaine Gugin Maddex from Red Deer, Alberta.