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I’ve always had my head in the clouds. 

As a child, I was an insatiable bookworm and when I wasn’t reading, I was writing my own stories or drawing them out. In middle school, I was the weird girl that argued daydreaming was a hobby and silently lapped the yard during recess because it got those dream gears going. My imagination painted fantasy worlds my entire life, but it wasn’t until becoming a mom of two, that I decided to share them…

Reading with my toddler before bed is one of my favourite times of day. I often look to stories to tackle tough topics in a way that’s approachable and fun, but there’s many messages I can’t seem to find. Last year, I put pen to paper to fill the gap.

Once I started, I couldn’t stop. 

Turns out, following your dreams feels right— and that’s something I want my kids to grow up feeling encouraged and inspired to do. Today, I have six completed manuscripts targeted at the 4-8 age range that feature a mix of rhyming and poetic prose. As I reach out to publishers and agents, I’ve been working to bring them to life through my own illustrations. 

I believe in imaginative story-first plots, but all my stories touch lightly on topics I’m passionate about:

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I wrote two full stories before it was pointed out to me that the primary conflict in each was driven by ADHD symptoms I struggled with through childhood. Most existing books on the market today focus on explicit lessons and diagnostic terms. I’m looking to change that with fun plots that simply celebrate unique mindsets.

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Family Love

When I was pregnant with my second, I searched for books that shared the messages I felt were important to impart on my son. Rather than the tangible wonders of pregnancy and babies discussed within existing books, I felt there was a gap in discussing the unchanging nature of familial love.

Illustration of a balanced scale with gender symbols of each side symbolizing gender equity.
Gender Equity

With both a son and daughter, it’s become increasingly obvious to me how differently each is treated by society from an early age. I feel very strongly about raising my children into a world where they can choose the life they want, free from gender stereotypes.