I grew up on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada. I earned a humanities degree from McGill before moving to Japan to teach English. Upon returning to Canada, I tried my hand(s) at midwifery for a few years, before accepting that I valued sleep more than I had anticipated.
My short stories have won awards in the Manitoulin Expositor, and the Toronto Star.
I now live in Kitchener, Ontario, where I am a part-time elementary school teacher, part-time novelist, and mother to three young children.