I have fluttered and dabbled and fickled my way through life, but the one constant has always been WRITING. I can not not write. And you don’t want me to not write either, because I get anxious and grumpy.
I had starry-eyed poet aspirations when I was in university, turned to screenwriting when I fell in love with moving images, and landed in speculative fiction with a focus on children’s and young adult literature. It makes sense because I certainly live in a world of my own making and never really wanted to grow up.
A few years ago I developed Imaginary Worlds Tours Events and take my show on the road to schools, libraries, bookstores, conferences, and festivals across North America. One of my favourite things to do is get up in front of a group of children and act like a child myself.
This blog used to be called The Accidental Novelist, but I have decided that I am the Accidental Novelist no more. I think once one has written a few books, it can no longer be called an accident. My original blog can be found at theaccidentalnovelist.blogspot.com, which has numerous writing exercises for those looking.
This blog contains discussions of middle grade, young adult, and speculative fiction, writing exercises, and other randomness about the writing life I pick up along the way.