I began my writing career 18 years ago as a general assignment newspaper reporter. Maybe that’s why I’ve never been able to settle down to just one kind of writing. Some days, I work on my novels. Other days, I’m busy penning magazine articles. I’m the type of person who can get interested in almost any topic. In the end, I’m just a writer who loves a good story.
My new YA mystery Endangered draws from my experience in reporting on wildlife crime to tell a suspense-laced story of smuggling and murder. My books in the Orca Sports series — Break Point, Edge of Flight, and Slam Dunk — combine athletics and action into fast-paced, gripping stories for teen readers. My critically-acclaimed comedy Dunces Anonymous was a finalist for the Ottawa Book Award and the Silver Birch Fiction Award. The sequel, Dunces Rock, has already been nominated for the Red Cedar Award.
I love journalism and continue to write for publications including Canada’s History, Ottawa Magazine, and National Geographic Kids.
I hope I’ve piqued your interest. And now, back to writing…