A creative life is a winding path. When I stood fresh-faced at the outset of my journey, a creative arts diploma from John Abbott College in one hand, and a B.A. in journalism from Concordia University in the other, I had no idea what adventures my love of writing and design would bring.
Over the last three decades I have published news, finance and feature articles. My fiction and personal essays have appeared online and in The Toronto Star, The Ottawa Citizen, three Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies and the short story collection; The Company We Keep (Buschek books).
I was the managing editor of a weekly newspaper for almost five years. When I left that position to raise a family with my husband, I switched to freelance work. Since then I’ve edited and designed newsletters for a health club, women’s organization, winery, and financial planner. From 2007 –2009 I published the e-zine WednesdayWoman. I have designed posters, business cards, brochures, photo books and flyers. I even made handcrafted greeting cards for a while.
The one thing I haven’t done is write an entire novel. (I specify entire because I have written ½ and ¾ length novels). So with my kids grown, and my husband 100% in my corner, the time has come to see it through.
I started this blog to share the things I’ve learned over the last 30 years, and the things I will be learning as I navigate the indie-publishing world.
It’s all wonderfully terrifying.