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 a growing pile of completed picture book manuscripts that I am querying, and other books in progress. A manuscript based on my father’s childhood was shortlisted in the CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers) Writing for Children 2022 Competition. Two of my picture books have been longlisted in CANSCAIP’s 2023 contest. Another story was longlisted in the 2023 Writing Magazine’s Picture Book Prize.
I am revising two middle grade novels–one, a nature-based fantasy, and the other, a 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 fantasy nature-based middle-grade book: