I write contemporary fiction from my home in Calgary, Canada and am delighted that my first novel, OUT OF PLAY, was released through Crooked Cat Publishibg in October 2016.
My coveted Edmonton Public Library card, circa 1984, is still tucked away in a drawer at home. The book mobile, school librarian and my older brother were responsible for introducing me to my first literary loves: Robert Munsch, Beverly Cleary, and Madeleine L'Engle. Join me on Goodreads if you are interested in finding out what books I'm enjoying right now.
Is laughter a coping mechanism or indicative of a passion for life? Humour is what keeps me grounded and connected in a muddled world.
As a writer and a social worker I believe storytelling is a powerful tool for fostering empathy and bridging the human experience. Sharing stories can be transformative and inspire us to take action. I'm particularly passionate about stories related to gender, ability, the lived experience of poverty and Canadian reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
Learn more about my writing journey...
As a new author, it can be intimidating approaching experienced authors for support. With tingling fingers and a racing heartbeat, I was ecstatic to receive the email announcing a cover endorsement from Sarah Louise Smith. Learn more about my writing journey in this interview which appears on Sarah's blog.
Have you ever considered writing a book? One of the tools that helped me was participating in NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month. Learn more about Nano and how it helped me finish the first draft of Out of Play in this interview with Avenue Magazine.