In grade two, I wrote a poem for my school's literary anthology. It was four lines of "genius." Seeing it in spiral-bound print blew my mind. I've been a writer ever since. My experience includes writing/producing for CBC TV, a short film and reality stint at OUTtv, freelancing for a whack of magazines, adventuring around the world as a travel writer, and penning some award-winning, bestselling novels. My titles range from children's picture books to young adult superhero dystopias to adult non-fiction that makes my mom blush.
As a kid, I was an avid avoidant; sometimes, this remains a solid strategy. That said, I've since become passionate about functional fitness, gut health, and masters water polo (which has taken me to tournaments around the world).
I came out in my late teens, received an autism "diagnosis" in adulthood, and feeling like an outsider (who has thankfully found some great communities) has deeply impacted my sensibility. I love writing that combines sass, heart, speculative fiction, and (where appropriate) abs. Basically, shows like Buffy, Teen Wolf, and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
I'm based in Toronto.