I am an artist who writes music, poetry, stageplays, novels, short stories, and musicals. I also enjoy painting, sketching, and drawing. I find inspiration from my life and the world around me. As a mother of two young boys and the wife of an adventurous husband, I find that there is never a dull moment! My debut novel, The Door, draws heavily on stories from my husband’s many mountaineering, rock climbing, and ice climbing adventures.
In writing fiction, I love to bring my readers along on a journey of adventure and transformation, combining memorable characters and a compelling story to create novels that “you just can’t put down”. In my short stories I like to take the seed of a story and turn it into a humorous rollercoaster with twists and turns or a thought provoking ending.
Ever since I was 14 I have been writing, adapting, and directing stageplays. My goal has always been to provide a welcoming community that gives everyone a chance to explore and enjoy theatre. I have always loved playing music, and combining that with my passion for the stage, I have started to write musicals. My first musical, The Girl From Moab, was finished in early 2020.
Poetry, for me, is a way to grapple with the ups and downs of life and to give expression to the hopes, fears, and longings of my heart. In doing so, I have found that my poetry resonates with many people who have shared with me that my poems have given words to the feelings that they have also experienced. I find it a wonderful privilege and honour to be able to give voice to my own inner world and through that to connect with the lives of so many other people.
A love of nature permeates much of my work, born from my years growing up in Victoria BC, exploring its rocky beaches and climbing its windswept hills. At the heart of all my writing lies my faith in Jesus, and my desire to live a life of grace, compassion, and reconciliation. I hope that the words I have written touch your heart, and through that, make the world a better place.
It is the direct support that I receive from people like you that allows me to continue writing and pursuing my art. Please consider supporting me and my work!
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