Linda Barnard is a former Toronto Star staff movie writer who left the newsroom to pen a new life script. Now based in Victoria, British Columbia, she’s an award-winning freelance food and travel journalist and B.C. travel expert. Her work appears in newspapers, magazines and digital publications. She finds joy on the road, on the plate and in a wine glass. As a film writer, she makes solid what-to-watch recommendations and has interviewed everyone from Angelina Jolie to Kermit the Frog.