On June 28, 1815 she married John Harris of the Royal Navy.John was involved in the preparation of maps of the Great Lakes and there is evidence that Amelia was also involved in the preparation of draft maps of the surveyed areas.She is a member and has served on the executive of the Writers Association of Nova Scotia.Currently retired she is enjoying writing her next books and travelling to provide learning and author sessions at schools and libraries across Canada.She had always loved writing and began to write seriously in the 1980s.She has published several books of poetry one of which Bear Bones and Feathers (Saskatoon, Coteau Books, 1994) received the Canadian Peoples Poet Award.Muslima has helped thousands of Muslim singles find their match.
In 2000 her book Menace and Mischief won the Canadian Authors Association Lilla Stirling Award.
She has written over 17 books and 2300 magazine articles as well as radio drams.
In 1975 she received the Vicky Metcalfe Award for her writingse Ryerse.
She has travelled across North America and foreign countries such as China discussing her work. She left home when she became a teacher but soon returned to teach near home.
She was appointed Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan in 2005. She was encouraged to write by her secondary school students and her 1 book, a young adult novel, Cowboys Dont Cry won a contest.