I was first drawn to writing stories at the age of 10. I remember keeping a small notebook and writing a ton of short stories about young girls on adventures (I was very inspired by Little House on the Prairie, Nancy Drew, and Anne of Green Gables back then). When I was in Grade 10 I was obsessed with poetry, Shakespeare, and all things a teen writer's world revolves around (teen romance, angst, insecurity, etc). Perhaps that's why I have an incredible love for YA fiction.
In high school I had the honour of having Gary Hyland as an English teacher. He taught me that there was a network of authors I could connect with and told me to keep on writing. It wasn't until fifteen years later when I reconnected with him just before his passing that he told me it was never too late to be a writer. I never forgot that.
"Writing fiction is fascinating work but it is work and it can be learned." - Gary Hyland
I believe in perfecting the craft of writing, and blog about it on my website. Stretch your boundaries. Push your limits. Work hard. Write better. You can teach yourself.
I am a member of the Sask Writer's Guild, CANSCAIP, and SCWBI. In the past I have been Vice-President of the Prairie Pens, and was the co-founder MJ Night Writers. I am a supporter of local writing festivals such as, Festival of Words and When Words Collide.
Classes Offered In:
Young Adult Fiction
Teen Fiction Writing
Indie Author Support
Building an Online Platform
Self Publishing for Newbies