I am a girl of many publishing hats. I have somehow managed to immerse myself completely and utterly in the realm of commercial fiction... unsurprisingly, I absolutely love it! At the moment, my 'day job' is commissioning editor for HarperVoyager in London, UK. This means that, in a fantastic twist of fate, I have also commissioned a few of the Lucky 13s as well as being a debut author myself (Liz Coley and Megan Shepherd, I'm looking at you!). Let me say that if all the Lucky 13 books are as amazing as Pretty Girl 13 and The Madman's Daughter, we're in for an incredible year.
Although I'm based in London now, I'm a Canadian girl at heart. I've been writing in the awkward, squeezed in, make-time-whenever-I-can corners of the day ever since high school. It feels pretty surreal to be able to say that my debut fantasy novel The Oathbreaker's Shadow is coming out now from Random House Children's Books, sold by my super agent Juliet Mushens of PFD Literary -- my publication journey is definitely one of those stories that proves you should never give up.
Favourite superstition: A love of A.A.Milne (who doesn't love Winnie the Pooh -- and the original bear was Canadian! FACT) means that I can never tread on a crack in the pavement. If you haven't read the poem 'Lines and Squares', it's delightful :)
You can of course contact me on Twitter, or read my blog - in which I write about both sides of the publishing process!