About the Author

Thelma Wheatley


Thelma Wheatley, born and educated in Wales, U.K., emigrated to Canada in her twenties and completed an Masters in English at York University in Toronto. She is the author of the award-winning And Neither Have I Wings To Fly: Labelled and Locked Up in Canada's Oldest Institution (2013) and My Sad Is All Gone: A Family's Triumph Over Violent Autism (2004). She was married to a Sri Lankan in the 1960s, at a time when such marriages were called “mixed”; they have two children. She currently lives in Port Credit, Ontario.