File this one under shameless self-promotion; My first children’s novel, Words That Start with B, is all set to be released this fall from Scholastic Canada!!! One exclamation mark is not nearly enough punctuation to convey how over-the-moon excited I am.
I have been writing in some form or another as long as I can remember. It wasn’t until taking a writing for children course with wonderful teacher and writer Alison Acheson at the University of British Columbia that I thought it was a dream I could actually realize. In the two courses I took with Alison I was introduced to amazing books and writers that gave me the confidence to pursue what was previously a pipedream. I came away from UBC with skills and a support group that inspires and challenges me to keep writing. Three years later, I have a book contract.
Yesterday my first round of edits arrived and I am thrilled to be a working author. I am lucky to be supported by the amazing team at Scholastic Canada, who thus far have made the process smooth and painless. I am excited to see where this journey takes me. Stay tuned for more updates!