First, I was a reader. Reading helped expose me to great writing. I love books. I still have some from when I was a kid, and I’ve kept all of my kid’s books (they’re grown up now!).
Fast forward a few years, I came to love writing at school and later at university. I earned a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the University of Toronto and a Master in Environmental Studies (MES) from York University, where I wrote many essays. Then, I led the research and writing of health reports for governments and agencies for over 20 years. Early on, I learned about the power of stories to explain difficult topics instead of just laying out the facts.
So many things! Exploring different topics. Discovering new information and sharing what I learn with readers.
I write picture books and non-fiction for middle-grade readers. Two of my two picture books were longlisted in CANSCAIP's Writing for Children Competition (2017, 2018). Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution is my debut book and a Best STEM Book Winner (National Science Teaching Association & Children's Book Council).
I also write for Sci/Why, a group blog by Canadian kids' science and technology writers. It’s a terrific resource for kids, teachers, families—anyone!
I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, where I still live with my family. We have the sweetest golden retriever named Tucker.
Outdoor stuff like hiking, biking, and camping. I’ve hiked through canyons and forests, across beaches, and up ladders, some even 30 feet high! And, as much as I love Toronto, I love traveling even more. That’s when our family’s fondest memories happen.