I grew up in urban Toronto with a sketchbook powered by second-hand smoke. As a kid, I spent my summers watching Law & Order and writing alternative (and, I was convinced, better) endings to my favourite TV shows. Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, which was given to me by a well-meaning parent in a sad attempt to curb my hyperactivity, showed me that books can change lives—and, by default, I wanted to write one of my own.
In 2014, I started a webcomic called SORROWBACON, which says more about who I am than this bio possibly can. The dream is to finish writing my novel and continue illustrating. I document the journey to publication and the lessons learned along the way on this blog and YouTube.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoy your stay.
- Second Prize in the Lillian Kroll Contest in Creative Writing, 2012
- Winner of the Marguerite R. Dow Award in Creative Writing, 2011
- First Prize in the Alfred Poynt Poetry Contest, 2010
- Published in various undergraduate academic journals, 2010
- Winner of the SAA Young Artist of The Year, 2008