I started writing soon as I figured out how to hold a pencil. I have done very little in the way of developing other skills, though I have an entirely handsewn wardrobe, and I am a pretty great cook.

I have written two novels—Homing, which won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and Fallsy Downsies, which won the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, both published by Invisible. My third novel, Good Birds Don’t Fly Away, is in progress. My book for middle grade readers, Amazing Atlantic Canadian Women, was co-written with Penelope Jackson and published by Nimbus in November 2021.

I am a freelance editor/writing coach, and run a writing workshop for kids and adults called Tiny Empire Writing Workshop. I am the co-founder and co-executive director of the AfterWords Literary Festival, and if you need me I am either at my desk, in the garden, or sewing something.