I was born and raised in Inverness, Nova Scotia. It's a very small town on the western coast of beautiful Cape Breton Island, and just about the best place on earth to grow up.

I started making up stories before I could even read or write, and I never really stopped. Like many people, I've had my share of interesting jobs - from washing dishes in a restaurant (an experience which found its way into my first book, Way to Go) to building sets for children's TV shows (which is bound to show up in a book down the road) - but nothing makes me as happy as writing books and meeting readers.

Since 2012, I've published four novels. In 2012, I also contributed an essay to the anthology DEAR TEEN ME: AUTHORS WRITE LETTERS TO THEIR TEEN SELVES, which you can read here.

I currently have about as many projects in progress as I do unread books stacked up beside my bed - which is to say, a lot!

I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Andrew and our awesome dog, Wheeler. The three of us are always on the lookout for our next adventure. Whatever it is, I'll be bringing my notebook!