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I’m an author, copywriter, screenwriter, 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 black squirrels, 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. I now work on a freelance basis with agencies and private clients, as well as writing novels and screenplays and anything else I can get my hands on.

I’m currently working on a YA series set in gritty, council estate Scotland, and a screenplay called Salome Magic set in 1970s Kenya. Another novel is brewing, based on my short story that won me a place at the Whistler Writers Camp: Let’s Live in Crazy Town.

Photo credit: Rachel Pick