I am a Canadian graduate student, museum volunteer, and history enthusiast who aspires to a career in academia. My main areas of interest? Anything involving my home nation of Canada, and history from the 17th through 19th centuries. Of course, I am also open to far broader interests as well, but that is the main gist of it.
I've also got a bit of a little dream, if I may say so myself: I would love to write historical fiction. Not historical romance per se, but fiction set within a historical context. As it is, I do have the beginnings of a plot and characters in mind, so this blog will also feature posts about my little project: a novel (or series of novels) focused around Canada in the 18th century.
Finally, for those who are wondering, the name of this blog - "Maple, Lily, Peony, and Rose" - is one that bears a special personal significance to me. It carries within it all the threads of my cultural heritage: both the complexities that make up what is Canada today, and my Chinese descent.
I hope, then, that you enjoy your visit here. Have a nice day!