Meet Pat Butler! After many years teaching high school physics and mathematics, Pat joined the world of industry, specializing in writing ironclad manufacturing procedures — think Dove soap. Pat had always found it easier to write non-fiction than to invent a storyline. Following retirement and divorce, she took a Life Stories writing course and published an embellished memoir about her transition from the devastating end of her forty-one-year marriage to the beginning of new marital bliss. Now, with Through Her Opera Glasses, Pat has invented an accompanying narrative to her mother’s found letters, proving that she is just as skilled at inventing storylines as writing training manuals. Pat lives with her husband in Toronto. But from 1986 to 2010 she spent countless weeks at her former cottage east of Brighton, paying frequent visits to Cobourg and PEC.