I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn."

Anne Frank

Writing

Why I Write

When I was younger I really enjoyed writing, and knew one day I would write a book to tell my story. I believe it's important to shine a light on the dark things that happen in this world, not to promote self-pity or negativity, but rather to encourage change, and to help others know that they are not alone. My memoir is not yet published, but I am working on it, and I have included a couple of excerpts on this website, and may add more in the future. Much of the book is quite dark, but spoiler alert, it all turned out well. 

 

When I started writing children's fiction, I wanted to write a book that showcased animals that were not only entertaining, but also facing issues that children deal with, like, bullies, losing a loved one, moving away, and all the while encouraging diversity. I'm very pleased to say that my first published book accomplished all that. And I look forward to writing more books of that nature, because there is nothing more rewarding than to see a child identify with a character that can help him/her through a problem they are encountering.

The fun thing about writing is that you can create a whole other world. I found that to be especially true when I started writing the action thriller that I am currently working on. I began with one character and created her biography, then added the characters that she interacted with, and then, created their biographies. Before I knew it...BAM! A whole other world of people! Such fun!

 

Not only has writing given me the opportunity help others and to tap into my creative side, but it has introduced me to a group of the most amazing people I've ever had the chance to meet. Other writers!

 

The first conference I went to a few years ago was the Canadian Writer's Summit, attended by over eight hundred writers at the Toronto Harbourfront Centre. I flew to Toronto by myself and stayed for five days. I didn't know a soul and was a fish completely out of water. I remember on the first night, I was standing amongst some great authors--that had each written scores of books--when someone asked me what genre I wrote in. I explained that I wasn't really a writer, but that I was in the midst of working on a memoir. He point blankly looked at me and quite gruffly said, "Well, are you writing?" I hesitantly replied, "Yes." Then he said, "Then you ARE a writer, and don't let anyone tell you any different." The others in the group all nodded their heads in agreement.

 

I have since considered myself a writer. 

I've included some excerpts of some of my work. Just click on the tabs, and if you like what you read, please drop me a line, I'd love to hear your feedback. Remember though, my work has not yet been professionally edited or polished, so please be kind.

Canadian Authors Association since 2016

Certified Life Coach since 2017

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