Want to know a bit about me? Here are five things you might be interested to learn.
- I’ve been a writer and illustrator since I was three years old. I dictated my first book to my grandma, who wrote it out on paper for me to illustrate. As an adult, I got my degree in journalism and have paid experience as a reporter, copywriter, blogger and poet.
- I try my best to be a good environmentalist, including carbon-offsetting my home office with Bullfrog Power and my website hosting with GreenGeeks. I cycle or take transit wherever I can, do my best to eat seasonally/locally and limit my meat/animal consumption. My thumb has never been terribly green, but I’m also attempting to grow native plant species in my garden to attract pollinators.
- I play three instruments (guitar, bass and piano) at an amateur level and love to sing. My family’s philosophy is that music is meant to be shared and enjoyed by everyone. It doesn’t matter how good you are at performing or whether you can make a career out of it. I play bass and sing back-up harmonies in a casual band with my friends and toy with song-writing in my spare time.
- I’m always in the middle of at least one book—often up to four! That way, I’m never in that awkward spot where I’m without a book. At the moment I’m writing this, I’m in the middle of Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders by Mary Pipher, The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien, What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty and The Essential Rumi translated by Coleman Barks.
- I’m a Toronto girl. I work primarily out of my home in Toronto, Canada, although during non-pandemic times I love working in-person with my team at the LyricVids.com office.