Who Am I?
I didn’t know I was a writer. I had always written creatively, but it wasn’t until I went to university that the doors of my imagination were blown wide open.
I had found my calling!
I went on to take two degrees in writing then taught in the arts for over 20 years. Helping others own their creativity was (and is) very rewarding.
But over the years things began to change.
Even though while teaching I still wrote and published on a regular basis, I started feeling stressed at work and that eventually spilled over into my personal life. I was so caught up in the daily routine of teaching that I forgot about the importance of nurturing my creativity.
So, in 2013, I vowed to make my creativity a priority.
No longer would it be something I squeezed in here and there. The result? Not only did I accomplish more, I was less stressed at work and had an overall sense of well-being that had eluded me for years.
It was the best decision I had ever made.
From that moment on, I pledged to do all I could to help others own their creativity so they could lead happy, fulfilled lives and know, in their bones, that it truly is never too late to be who you were meant to be.
I'm proof that it's possible to work and create at the same time!
I've been teaching others how to write for over 20 years. During that time I have consistently produced writing in a variety of genres. Some of the places I've been published are The Globe and Mail, The South China Morning Post, The Montreal Gazeete, Wascana Review and many others. I've also contributed to a best-selling travel book, written, produced and directed a short film, and published my literary non-fiction book, No Small Potatoes, with the help of a Canada Council for the Arts writing grant.