21 Aug 2017

My ode to the beauty of solitude

My ode to the beauty of solitude

I am constantly composing in my mind. Sentences. Images. Fitting stories together in the quiet of my skull. If you’ve ever wondered why I like to be alone all the time it’s because when I am alone I can think. And thinking to me is like what water is to our bodies. It keeps me […]

29 Jul 2017

Publication: Artist in Residence

Publication: Artist in Residence

Hello! In February and March of this year I was an artist is residence in a Cree community in northern Quebec and part of The Mikw Chiyâm program. I had an awesome time and am looking forward to my next residency this upcoming year. This program is great and does so much more than teach students how […]

19 Jul 2017

What I write about—

So I have come to a conclusion. Or maybe an epiphany. Or maybe a realization. I don’t know. One of those things for sure. I write about one thing. Over and over again. Different characters. Different angles. But always at the heart the same. Choices. People faced with the moments in life when you have […]

13 Sep 2016

Life update: post summer

Life update: post summer

Hey! It’s me! I am blogging again. Hopefully. So this summer has been pretty OK. I went on a trip to Montreal, my first visit to the city and the province of Quebec. I was there for some training for my trip up north to a Cree community as an artist in residence for January […]

25 Jan 2016

When I grow up

You know what’s kinda cool? I realized today that I am doing the things that I dreamed I would be doing when I grew up. I always wanted (secretly) to be a writer but I thought because I was so bad at spelling and grammar that it was an impossible dream. Getting back essays with […]

21 Jan 2016

One small thing

One small thing

So I’ve decided something. The only way that I am going to be able to do the things that I want is to just start doing them. For some reason I had this belief that everything has to be perfect before I can start something. But I am just starting to realize how ridiculous that […]

12 Jan 2016

Just some thoughts on submitting

Just some thoughts on submitting

So today I was thinking about submitting. Last year felt like a lot of rejection letters and I was feeling a little bummed so I decided to take a look at my spread sheets. Turns out the reason why it felt like a lot of rejection letters came my way was because they did! I […]

10 Aug 2015

Help fund my writing life on Patreon

Hello! So I am on Patreon now. You can check out my profile here. Basically, if you don’t know, Patreon is a website where people can support artists financially. Kinda harkens back to the day when artists would receive patronage from wealthy people, think knights and castles? But really, patronage was something that happened and […]

16 Jul 2015

Life: mid summer version

Life: mid summer version

Lets see, my summer so far has been writing, swimming, reading, painting, gardening and binge watching TV shows. And then a two week intense writing residency in which I focused on fiction. Speaking of said writing residency, sometimes I forget to appreciate the fact that all the writers I know, and who I am lucky […]

22 May 2015

Coming up for air

Coming up for air

For those of you who create you may find that this happens to you, getting completely caught up in your created universes. You know it has happened when you look up from what you’re doing and hours upon hours have whizzed by and your head is all fuzzy and you’re seeing double and you feel the need […]