I am a novelist who writes young adult fiction mainly in the paranormal and urban fantasy genres. After studying English literature at the University of Toronto and creative writing at Simon Fraser University, I had the great fortune of being mentored by Nancy Richler and A.M. Dellamonica through Betsy Warland’s Vancouver Manuscript Intensive solo program. I am a member of the SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). I am also a certified teacher of meditation classes with the Training in Power Academy.<br /><br />A resident of rainy Vancouver, Canada, I live with a loving fiance and two highly incompatible cats: Leopold and Chairman Mao.<br /><br />A self-proclaimed coffee lover, I live on a strict diet of coffee and fiction. And when I’m not writing, you may find me meditating, out in the mountains, to counteract the side effects of consuming too much caffeine!