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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 »
Scotia Sinker, for readers from ages ~ 6 to 10, is the sequel to my 2012 children's chapter book Lunar Lifter. Pre-ordering information coming soon.
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.
Author, Some of My Parts within the Becoming Fierce anthology
Fierce Ink Press, September 2014
Becoming Fierce: Teen Stories IRL, is a collection of creative non-fiction pieces written by Atlantic Canadian authors. Twenty per cent of sales go to Kids Help Phone, chosen by Canadian author Susin Nielsen, who contributed the foreword. My contribution is a 20-page story called Some of My Parts. Most people struggle with body image from time to time. Some of My Parts describes my relationship with my body and the larger issue of perceived beauty. Interspersed with my reminiscence is the story of a red-hoodied girl who pushes towards adulthood and uses what she once considered her flaws to beat back the big, bad wolf.
Editor, Folia Montana
Mount Saint Vincent University Alumnae Magazine
September 2011 — Present
I determine each issue's themes and content, identify and liaise with contributors, and develop good working relationships with students, professors, directors, the president's office and fellow alumnae. I also write copy (including the cover story), edit the entire publication, oversee art direction with the designer, and set strategic editorial direction. The pdf of the Fall 2014 issue can be seen here.