Isolation: you can feel alone in the most crowded places.
Change: it's the only thing you can count on.
Loyalty: who deserves yours?
Told in first person, this is the story of three teenagers growing up in Mechanicsville, a bad neighbourhood in Canada's capital.
Surrounded by drugs, poverty, sexual assault and peer pressure. Divided by race, religion and distrust. When the unthinkable happens, what changes can they survive?
Ages 14+ Warning: sexual situations, strong language, drug use
One of my first memories was writing on an antique typewriter. I only regret it took me this long to get serious about it. But now the stories just pour out of me, making new ideas my worst enemy. I write urban YA, urban fantasy and high fantasy. Some have called it "feminist fantasy" because my lead characters are women. I don't deny a streak of "I can do this myself" feminism, but the stories are so much more than their political leanings. Elves, genocide, magic, true love, alternate realities, banshees, vampires, serial killers.... Who could ask for more? I live on a small hobby farm in Ontario, with the love of my life and a 24lb behemoth named Yeti. Rumour is, he thinks he's a white cat.