I write about things that move me …
diversity and all the richness it brings to the world
the beauty, power and generosity of nature
home as a place of peace and creativity
the joy of community and connection
relationships guided by respect and love
I have five completed picture book manuscripts that I am starting to query, and others in progress. A manuscript based on my father’s childhood was shortlisted in the 2022 CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers) Writing for Children Competition. Another story was longlisted in the 2023 Writing Magazine’s Picture Book Prize
I am planning another round of revisions to my nature-based middle grade novel and am currently revising a second middle-grade book that draws from my early high school (not so funny then, but funny now) experiences as a racialized teenager.
I occasionally write about other topics, including fibre arts.
These photos show some of the inspiration for my first middle-grade book: