How did you become a writer?
I’ve always loved 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 health topics instead of just laying out the facts. I think it’s fun to research a new subject and then write about it in interesting ways.
What do you like about writing children’s books?
Everything! It's fun, challenging, and a chance to investigate many different topics. I never stop learning!
What do you write?
I write picture books and non-fiction for middle-grade readers.
Where do you live?
I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. I’ve lived in this city my entire life.
What do you do for fun?
Exercise! I have a rowing machine, but I like being outdoors, hiking, biking, or camping. And, as much as I love Toronto, I love traveling even more. That’s when our family’s fondest memories happen.
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