About Millie

I’m a writer and illustrator from Toronto. I draw a webcomic called SORROWBACON. I use this blog and my YouTube channel to document what I learned about writing and illustration. I also post poetry, short fiction, work-in-process art, and thoughts about the creative process.

I graduated with an Honors Business Administration degree from Western University and put my creative pursuits on hold to work in the business field. In 2016, I realized that I couldn’t be happy unless I was doing what I truly loved, so I threw myself completely into what used to be my hobbies and have been challenging myself to grow as a writer and artist ever since.

My current goals include:

  • Finish and submit my novel.
  • Finish my illustration portfolio.
  • Continue to improve my writing and illustrating.

Lots more learnings to come. Thanks for coming on the journey!


  • Lillian Kroll Prize in Creative Writing, Second Prize, Western University, 2012
  • Winner of the Marguerite R. Dow Canadian Heritage Writing Award, Western University, 2011
  • Alfred Poynt Award in Poetry, First Prize, Western University, 2010
  • Winner of Young Artist of the Year, The Society For All Artists (SAA), 2008
  • Winner of the National Essay Competition, Engineers Without Borders, 2007


61 thoughts on “About Millie

  1. artmakerjmayfield says:

    I find this particular image haunting in such an intriguing way. I want to know more, see more. I love the use of black and white, as well as positive and negative space. The girl in the background is almost like a comic relief; giving the piece a humorous appeal. I look forward to seeing more work by you.

  2. Paul J. Stam says:

    Thank you for visiting Paper, Mud and Me. Glad you liked that last chapter from “The Nurse.” You will understand her a lot better if you read the book from Chapter 1.
    Don’t give up on either of your dreams or art and writing. I wish you all the best.

  3. Chris Biscuits says:

    Hi Millie, I hope you’re well. I’d like to congratulate you on your skill with verse. I usually find poetry a bit opaque or too personalised to really connect with, but there’s something about you that really works for me. Bravo!

  4. Sian Mann says:

    You write so effortlessly, I love your style! And your sketches are awesome as well. Looking forward to reading more from you (:

  5. urkeramik says:

    I tried to contact you 20 years ago
    but you wasn’t here.
    The day after tomorrow I found you
    but I was gone away.
    For now one thing to say:
    nice to know you anywhere out there.

  6. thisoldtoad2014 says:

    i have been following reading your work, now find out that you are well educated, however disappointed that you’re in Toronto… i check out your BIO in hope that you were in Vancouver, nonetheless you’re a Canadian….

    All the Best!

  7. Foghorn The IKonoclast says:

    Hello Millie. I am thinking about writing, because mine sucks. In fact, I cannot stand my own. I am working mentally, to a more expressive type of conversation. This is why, I am looking at literally devices and expressions. Good work Miss Millie (I am assuming) :)

  8. debiriley says:

    Very Inspiring! well done and congratulations on your awards and achievements, through hard work and creativity! Its not an easy undertaking to switch from a mainstream profession, to the arts. But well worth the contentedness of soul it does bring. cheers, Debi

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