A Little Backstory

The first story I ever wrote was one of redemption and plagiarism - an illustrated tale about Care Bear spokesperson Tenderheart Beartm teaching a grumpy black bear how to love.

So, it had a happy ending.

Many years later at Toronto's York University, I earned my Honours BA in Fine Arts Cultural Studies (I use the term "earned" loosely, considering the essays on my friends and the self-designed course on comic books). After graduation, I hung around to attend Osgoode Hall Law School. However I quickly realized the study of law was teaching me how NOT to love and I promptly ran away.

So, this too had a happy ending.

And Now

So now I live on the edge of Toronto with Steve, a sweetheart of an actor/writer/drawer-of-awesome things (read his short stories in Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction and These Vampires Don't Sparkle).

We also share our home with three cats. Gadget is our food-obsessed, tuxedo-clad senior-with-seniority...


Youngsters Charlotte and Rubin are gentle and goofy littermates who just happen to have cerebellar hypoplasia (aka CH aka Wobbly Cat Syndrome).
Rubin and Charlotte
Gizmo was adopted from the Toronto Humane Society at the same time as Gadget - they were a bonded pair. He was a large cat with a large personality and a too-short tail. Gizmo passed away in early 2014.


Stuff I Like

When I'm not writing or otherwise fiddling about on the computer with a cat on my lap, I'm usually enjoying some good books, TV shows or movies; out birdwatching and practicing my mediocre nature photography skills; messing about with puppets, or at my part-time doggie daycare job with a puppy on my lap.