June Vivian Bourgo was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, the youngest of four siblings. She grew up an average student who excelled in English, a shy dreamer who loved to write.
She now lives in the beautiful British Columbia interior surrounded by ranch lands, with her husband and two head of cat; a calico diva, Marbles and a subservient tabby, Picasso. She married her husband, Dennis, in 1986 and they will celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary this year. They have three children between them, and nine grandchildren. She writes copy for her artist husband. Her publishing credits include feature articles for a single-parenting magazine.
She finds her inspiration to write from the raw nature and wild life surrounding her Village, the beauty and quiet peace beside the trout stream running through her property and from the down-to-earth people whose strength and pride forms the character of their Village.
Her life’s journey has taken her down many different paths, from commuting by ferry to work with a communications firm, to living in a houseboat in Victoria Harbour, BC, managing a physiotherapy clinic, and working at a remote gold mine, with a resident grizzly, on top of a mountain in the Yukon.
Presently, June's a novellist who works part-time as an Administrative Assistant for the Village of Clinton, with a population of approximately seven hundred people.
My favorite place to write, create characters and stories in my mind, or just relax with my cats.
Our Trout Stream
Winter's Captive, her debut novel, was inspired by her personal journey from a former abusive relationship to empowerment. She chose to share her life-changing experiences through the fictitious story of one woman’s compelling and heroic survival against all odds. Her hope is that the reader will connect to her main character’s plight on a personal level as well as be entertained.
The author also examines the perceived myths and expectations she carried into her relationship through the soul searching of her main character.
June’s currently working on the sequel to Winter's Captive.