I was born in Miramichi New Brunswick, and lived my young life between New Brunswick and NorthWestern Ontario, before returning to the east coast for my post-secondary education, where I met my husband.
My family has a long history of musicianship and being involved in all aspects of the arts, and I am no exception to that. I play many instruments – I first learned to play the flute, and then learned to play the guitar – I still have my first guitar! I also have always been writing – as long as I can remember – probably not too long after I learned to read. I decided to combine writing and music after being inspired to write my first novel, and I haven’t looked back!
I currently live in the National Capital Region of Canada with the aforementioned husband, our young daughter and our small zoo.
For fun – outside of writing – I play the bass guitar, poke at websites with sticks and occasionally dabble in cosplay. You can usually find me behind a camera as well, photography is one of my passions.
I’m also a mental health advocate – I have battled depression since puberty, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Social Anxiety.
I am lucky that one of my closest friends, Cait Gordon, is an introvert-friendly extroverted tornado who helps me to deal with the whole social anxiety bit, as well as being an awesome author in her own right.
I currently am working on the second draft of that first novel, but my current short fiction can be found on this site under the “Fiction” tag, and prior/future speaking engagements can be found in the Speaking section.