I fell into writing while studying for a bachelor’s degree in social work and working with young adults with autism.
I picked up a book named *Magazine Writing: the Hobby that Pays*, at the university bookstore on a whim, wrote a story on spec and sent it to a magazine. Three weeks later the editor called, offered me a hundred pounds for the story, and asked me to write a weekly column. And so my new career began.
Twenty years on, I’m still writing freelance for publications that include National Geographic Traveler, Globe and Mail, Today’s Parent, WestJet Magazine, and The Guardian. My specialist subjects are travel, parenting, and the way that technology is changing our lives.
Over the past five years I’ve fallen in love with helping others to learn how to communicate effectively. This has lead to my working with fantastic clients who needed a little help managing their content and social media strategies, and my speaking at several conferences on the topic of mastering social media.
Born in England, I’ve lived in the US and Australia, and have happily settled in Canada. Home is twelve acres in rural Nova Scotia that I share with my husband, three children, two dogs, and a small flock of chickens.