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I am curious by nature, especially about people—what inspires and interests them. I’m passionate about storytelling, as a means of accurately explaining information, while enlightening and entertaining readers. I’m energetic and happiest when I’m engaged and multi-tasking. And whether I’m writing, editing, teaching, consulting, volunteering, event planning, or handling media relations, I’m committed to doing my best at all times, both for my clients and myself. Recently I received a 2014 Progress Women of Excellence Award in the Communications and Public Affairs category from the Canadian Progress Club Halifax Cornwallis which was a great honour. For more about me, you can also see my profile at the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia.
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Recent Work »
Writer, Inspiring Women Installation, Margaret Norrie McCain Centre for Teaching, Learning and Research
Mount Saint Vincent University, May 2015
The newly opened McCain Centre is the first building on a Canadian university campus dedicated to celebrating women's accomplishments to business, public policy, family life, academia, the arts, sciences and community. I researched, interviewed and wrote the profiles now permanently etched on the main wall of the atrium for each of the 18 inspiring women prominently featured there (see abridged versions here). I also wrote and edited tributes for many of the other women for whom meeting and classroom spaces are named.
Scotia Sinker, for readers from ages six to 10, is the sequel to my 2012 children's chapter book Lunar Lifter. Order here.
Cameron and Erin take a new adventure in their cardboard box — this time, to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean! In Lunar Lifter, the first story in their adventure-packed series, they used magic markers to transform their box into a spaceship that took them to the moon. Now, when they find their damaged Lunar Lifter on the beach, they use their remaining pens to repair and transform it into a small submarine called Scotia Sinker. Their new adventure pulls them far from home, deep into the ocean’s wild waters where many thrills and threats await. Cameron and Erin need all their bravery, wits and the help of some interesting aquatic friends to outrun a fearsome predator.
Editor, Folia Montana
Mount Saint Vincent University Magazine for Alumnae & Friends
September 2011 — September 2014
I determined each issue's theme and content, identified and liaised with contributors, and developed good working relationships with students, professors, directors, the president's office and fellow alumnae. I also wrote copy (including the cover story), edited the entire publication, oversaw art direction with the designer, and set strategic editorial direction. The pdf of the Fall 2014 issue can be seen here.