I’ve been a writer and a teacher for over fifteen years.
I write primarily science fiction and creative non-fiction, and most of my stories touch on topics like gender, literacy, social justice, mental health and climate change. Whether I draw from my own experience or my imagination, my goal is to say something about this world we live in.
In the past, I worked as a freelance writer and editor, and for many years, I was the in-house copy-writer and communications strategist for a design and branding studio. You can see some of my work projects here.
I also teach writing! My favourite is teaching teenagers creative writing, and teaching ESL and/or grammar through creative writing. You’d be amazed how much easier and more fun it is to learn English when you’re being creative with it.
I live and write in Vancouver, BC, always with a view and a cup of tea.
I have a diploma in Pedagogy from the Universiteit van Amsterdam and a bachelor’s degree with minors in English and visual arts from the University of the Fraser Valley.
I’m currently in school at UBC to become a certified BC K-12 teacher, and I’m working on a few creative projects, including querying a young adult science fiction novel, and finishing off a novel I began many years ago.