I was born in Toronto, Canada and have worked in the book business for most of my adult life in one capacity or another. I started writing short stories at an early age and was lucky enough to receive a Canada Council grant for literature which encouraged me to keep trying. Many of my stories have received recognition including, "The Plainness of My Fall" which is a Zoetrope, All-Story winner, judged by Joyce Carol Oates.
I have a real passion for children's books and movies though and have received awards for two of my children's stories “Upik and the Parallel Universe,” which I am currently adapting into a screenplay for animation and "Walrus in a Glass Cage." Both of these stories are Inuit tales, inspired by my husband who is from Greenland.
In 2016, I received the Moondance Film Festival award for a screenplay in the musical / animation category, "The Sock Opera." This screenplay was also a quarter-finalist in the 2016 ScreenCraft Family Friendly Category.
I currently live with my husband in rural Ontario where we keep watch over a wetland conservation area.
I have one published book of award-winning adult short stories, one published young adult science fiction novel and my favourite, a middle-school humour book, Diary of a Real Kid. I am here to connect but also to learn.
Moondance Film Festival Award for Screenplay Animation "The Sock Opera"
Moondance Film Festival Award (juvenile short, suitable for animation)
Zoetrope All Story First Prize Short Story
Dorthy Shoemaker Award for Short Fiction