Lene – pronounced Lena — is an award-winning writer, health and disability advocate and photographer living in Toronto,. Born and raised in Denmark, Lene has had autoimmune arthritis since she was four years old and has used a power wheelchair since her teens. She holds a Masters in Social Work and worked in human rights policy and program development prior to returning to her lifelong dream of writing books. The combination of personal and professional experience lends a unique quality to her writing about living with rheumatoid arthritis chronic illness and disability. She shares her home with a couple of cats and too many books.