I’m a reader, a writer, an editor, a teacher and an absolute madwoman when it comes to pursuing interesting ideas. Like budgeting and financial management, the building of the railway, and what happens when people sustain massive brain trauma. I wish I had seventy hours in every day to fit in all the things I want to learn about and do.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be an author when I grew up. I’m so lucky that I’ve been able to make that happen. I also went through periods where I wanted to be a doctor, drive big trucks for a living, and take people on multi-day wilderness trips – it’s kind of cool to imagine how different my life might have turned out if I’d taken those roads. I still dream of working with horses again. And now I’ve added sailing to the list of things I want to do much, much more of.
I’m currently editing a series of fiction books for Crabtree Publishing. I still do a little bit of magazine writing here and there, too. Mornings see me hard at work on a full-length historical novel for adults (I’m very excited about it). My next work of fiction will be published by Orca in 2015; my next non-fiction book (with the Royal BC Museum) will also be out next year.
When I’m not writing, I’m reading, laughing with friends, planning my next road trip or hanging out at the beach with my boys.