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I am an author, storyteller, copywriter, and bookworm – and I love to collaborate with creative people. Essentially, I’m an obsessive writer, up for anything involving words. I live in North Vancouver with my family, alongside the cougars, bears, and raccoons – it’s a bit like a writer’s retreat with fur.

I have a background in strategic planning and communications, starting out as a media planner. I worked for top international ad agencies in London and Edinburgh, eventually setting up my own media consultancy in Scotland. In 2003, I moved to the west coast of Canada for a better lifestyle, working as an account director for an independently owned design agency. For the past four years I’ve been working on a freelance basis with agencies and private clients; writing novels; as well as volunteering with The Writers Exchange inner city school literacy program. I also specialize in copywriting for film production companies, creating onesheets, pitch packages and sizzle scripts.

I’m currently working on a YA Novel called ‘Strength’ set in gritty, council estate Scotland – and a screenplay called ‘Salome Magic’ set in 1970s Kenya. Writing – always.