I started my writing journey as a blogger (back when blogs were popular!) and now I write mostly short stories. My fiction has appeared in various literary magazines (see Publications) and has been longlisted for the 2019 Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. I work as an editor at Ruqaya’s Bookshelf and teach online at the Sarah Selecky Writing School. I also volunteer as a fiction reader for The Puritan. I’m currently working on a short story collection, with support from the Ontario Arts Council.
My favourite writing quote is by Ira Glass (below). His words are what kept me going when I couldn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel, when I felt hopeless that my work would never be as good as my ambitions.
As for the unofficial stuff, I love painting with my two young boys (minus the cleanup), and going on long solitary walks. I always carry a notebook, ready for whenever a thread of inspiration dangles in front of me. I’ve written on park benches while my kids make piles out of fallen autumn leaves. I’ve written in the car with only fleeting strips of light landing on the page. I’m always writing in my head.