I have served burgers at a frontier themed diner, hot chocolate at the only ski resort in Scotland and pints at a gay bar in downtown Dublin. I planted trees in northern Canada and staffed the front desk of a hotel on a remote island between France and England. As well, I have been a clerk at a high end liquor store and a low end beer store; support worker at homeless shelters; tax firm receptionist, grant writer for environmental non-profit organizations and photocopy assistant at Kinko’s. I have also written for small town newspapers, snowmobile magazines and knitwear companies.

When I was five years old, I won a poster contest hosted by my local bank about the importance of wearing sunscreen. First prize was five dollars and a bank account. I spent the money, but I still have the account.

Now, I am a mother of two, wife of one, reader of many and published writer of my first novel, Rapid Falls (which, as it turns out, is what I wanted to be all along). I like skiing, running and creating stories that make my internet search history unnerving.