I am a Vancouver-based author, freelance writer, editor, and self-publishing consultant. Living on nature’s doorstep, where the forest meets the sea, fuels my love of foraging, beach combing, hiking and the natural world. My own curiosity and love of storytelling inspires me to write non-fiction stories that help children to discover and explore the world around them. I began writing for children because kids’ books, with their harmony of text and images, have always been the one’s I most enjoy. I have developed a particular expertise and interest in telling stories related to food, farming and agriculture. I combine a lively and engaging writing style with facts, photographs and illustrations to capture the heart of a story and help kids grasp why we need to care about a topic and how it affects them.
My roots are in the ever-changing Canadian publishing landscape, where for 25+ years I’ve honed my skills first in a variety of roles at trade publishing houses, and then as an independent publishing professional, freelance writer and author. I’m represented by Sally Harding and Rachel Letofsky of The Cooke Agency.
I am also co-principal of Behind the Book and work with authors and companies to self-publish Fiction and Non-fiction books of the highest standards.