Hello. I am an editor and writer. I grew up on Vancouver Island on Canada’s west coast before moving to London in the UK. I have a BA in Geography from the University of Victoria and an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, where I first started my novel, EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS FAR AWAY.

In addition to writing fiction and nonfiction, I edit, copyedit and proofread books for kids, adults and all in between, on topics ranging from amoebas to black holes, from diversity and climate justice to homemade apple sauce and slightly less homemade artificial intelligence. As a journalist, I wrote mostly about culture, architecture and music. And travel – though not for long. On assignment in the South of France, I very quickly ran out of money and began my lifelong affair with pastries, not in that order.

Along with my partner, three children and a large, clumsy white cat named Coconut, I live in Crowhurst, East Sussex, overlooking a nondescript hill where the Battle of Hastings very possibly took place (or at least I’d like to think so).

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