Thank you for coming to see me.
Photography by Janice Bray.
I love to write. I really, really do.
And I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to bring my country's history back to life as the in-house Canadian Historical Fiction author for Simon & Schuster Canada.
I had never planned to be an author, but Fate has a way of stepping in. I'm so glad She did. Almost ten years ago I embarked on this journey and watched in amazement as my books were published by both Penguin US and Simon & Schuster Canada then quietly became international bestsellers.
My first novel, "Under the Same Sky", came from a desire - no, a need to read real historical adventure when I'd exhausted the books my favourite authors had created (and I read them all many times!). The characters come to life in my head, take me places I never imagined, teach me every day. They're not all my best friends, but they are all amazing to me simply because they exist.
It's kind of funny, writing books. The best stories come from somewhere you've never been, and yet you are the expert. You write words that come to you when you're not thinking, and you make them into something that takes other people away. I love the magic in that.
I look forward to getting to know you.