I retired on July 1, 2015, after 35 happy years of
teaching at York University. In the first year I finally managed to
find a publisher for my novel that I wrote twenty years ago. Please visit my
site for A Love of War.
You can find it at Amazon.ca (choose Kindle Store, then type "Louise
Ripley" into the search box). Or find other instructions on
This book comes out of both parts of my academic career, Business and Women's Studies. It is essentially a story of survival when you don't fit in, and was inspired by events in the YUFA Grand Strike of 1997. The story, however, is about a young gay man who rides with General J.E.B. Stuart in the American Civil War.
Note that this is not a "vanity press"; I submitted the book to an LGBTQ publisher whose name was also my initials. I thought it was a good omen and it was!
I earned a PhD in Management Studies (major in Marketing, minor in Finance) from University of Toronto, an MBA in Finance from Loyola University of Chicago, and a Bachelor's degree from Shimer College, one of the world's finest (and smallest) liberal arts undergraduate schools. I taught elementary school and then worked in Finance and Marketing Research in "the real world" before coming to York. Read more about me here. I love teaching, both in the classroom and on the Internet. In 2009, I received the MERLOT Business Classics Award for my online teaching materials for Introductory Marketing. I am a feminist scholar. My definition of feminism is simple: a belief that women's ways of knowing and doing are just as valuable as men's. I earned my Women's Studies “degree” in the School of Hard Knocks, working in male-dominated professions.