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Our own stories are sometimes the trickiest ones to write, so I’ll be brief. I was born in New Zealand and raised in New Zealand and Canada. I lived on islands and surrounded by mountains, and fell asleep to the sound of waves and train whistles. Growing up, home was the label given to family, not places, and stories of adventure kept me reaching towards the horizon.

I am a Speech Language Pathologist currently living in Canada. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and a Masters of Science in Speech and Language Pathology. I have devoured literature all my life and have spent the last three years working on my novel, Contest of Queens to add to the world’s library. This is my first novel and I am excited to say that it has been picked up by CamCat Books Publishing. Save a space on your bookshelves and check back in for updates!

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Away

Something a little harsher. Mild violence warning. A short story about escapism. This will likely be my last short story published here for a while. I have three incredible writing projects I’m so so excited about working on this year and between those and my day job- I don’t see myself having time for muchContinue reading “Away”

The Rose Petal Princess

This is a Fairy Tale written in a style to match (think Grimm Brothers rather than Disney). I’ve always loved fairy tales; loved the originals, loved the retellings, loved the animated versions. There’s such a beautiful magic that fairy tales evoke and the suspension of disbelief allows for wonderous things to occur (unless you’re theContinue reading “The Rose Petal Princess”

An Ocean Throne

This short story was inspired by the song Anne Bonny by Karliene and the subsequent research I did about the Villainous, Infamous, Pirate Queen. For those who don’t know, Anne Bonny is one of the most famous female pirates of all time. Her brutal final words to her lover are what drew me to herContinue reading “An Ocean Throne”

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