Writing

I write hopeful, inspired by real-life adventure stories about animals on the brink of extinction and eco-nonfiction for tweens and teens. I am an active associate member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators  (SCBWI) and the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP).

I have several works in progress:

  • A STEM novel (series) about a determined young teenager who travels to Madagascar to follow her dreams of becoming a primatologist like Dr. Jane Goodall, but in a twist of fate ends up helping save one of the world’s rarest animals and discovers her true calling. This tale was inspired by the true conservation story of one of the world’s rarest birds, the Madagascar pochard.
  • A middle grade/lower YA nonfiction project that follows real kids aged 10-14 on their journey to set up a Wildlife Club at their school and carry out fun activities that help the planet.
Wildlife Club visits Butterfly Gardens in southern Ontario

There is nothing like getting up-close and personal with a wonderfully unusual animal to experience the magic of our natural world.

Kids of Wildlife Club plant a garden for pollinator species, like bees and butterflies.

Planting a pollinator garden in a schoolyard is a fun, easy activity that can help increase numbers of endangered pollinator species.