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It took me a while to get here, mostly because I figured no one would get my dated Stevie Nicks references or appreciate my obsession with muscle cars. But curiosity won out, and I now consider myself a full-on Wattpaddian.

I am a big fan of writers sharing stories with other writers, both seasoned veterans of the craft as well as those just starting out. Writers are mostly a pretty supportive bunch and no matter what our level of wordsmithery, it's nice to have each other's backs. And all you readers out there? You guys are the bee's knees. 🐝

I love to read and write character-driven stories about inperfect people. Realistic fiction is my jam.

Marmite, that quintessential British foodstuff we either love or hate, is probably my spirit animal. I am also a lover of quality socks, am a stupidly early riser, a shameless eavesdropper and a huge animal lover. I love authenticity, hate pretension, and will be the person at the party who hides out in the back yard and talks to the dog.

I've had a lot of different jobs over the years, the longest, a 13-year stint teaching high school art. Now I am a writing coach, teach creative writing part-time, pen occasional reviews for BC Bookworld, and enjoy freelance editing on the side (mostly developmental editing of works of fiction. #YA is my speciality). Oh yes; I still like to paint.

If you made it this far, thank you. If you didn't, I understand; I do tend to prattle on.
  • Vancouver Island, BC, CANADA
  • JoinedJanuary 5, 2019



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