I'm a small-town girl from Taylor Village, a community on the fringe of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. I lived there with my mother and sister in an old farmhouse with a pack of cats and acres of land for roaming. After high school, I moved to Halifax to attend the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where I met my husband, David. We now live in Ottawa with frequent trips home to the Maritimes.
I first fell in love with words as a songwriter. I grew up playing guitar and later studied piano, which became the backdrop for my song writing. For my song You Shine, I received Honourable Mention at the We Are Listening International Singer/Songwriter Awards, Semi-Finalist in the UK International Song Writing Competition, and was nominated for Best New Songwriter at the Toronto Independent Music Awards.
I soon turned my attention to writing stories about strong female characters in the East Coast of Canada. My debut novel Stuck is about an Acadian woman in New Brunswick, struggling to make her own way in life. My second book, Letters From Labrador, tells the story of a British midwife working in northern Labrador in the 1970s, and her present-day struggle with dementia.