I write contemporary fiction from my home in Treaty 7 Calgary, Canada. My first novel, OUT OF PLAY, was published in 2016 with Crooked Cat Books, and FLYING THE NEST was released by Dixi Books in November 2020.
I'm currently celebrating the release of my first picture book for little ones -- Marjorie Magic! .Illustrations by the super talented Anushka Shenoy and published by Dixi Books.
My coveted Edmonton Public Library card, circa 1984, is still tucked away in a drawer at home. The book mobile was responsible for introducing me to my first literary loves, Beverly Cleary, and Judy Blume, and while I'm still an avid reader today my tastes have broadened. Join me on Goodreads if you are looking for a book recommendation. I'm sure to have one for you!
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 society and gender, ability, and the lived experience of poverty in Canada.
Learn more about my writing journey...
Have you every wondered what a day in the life of a writer looks like? Check out my interview with the Calgary Guardian, including a sweet introduction by my daughter.
Have you ever considered writing a book? It's easier said that done! NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month was what helped me get from start to finish on my first writing projects. Learn more about Nano and how it helped me finish the first draft of Out of Play in this interview with Avenue Magazine.