I’ve loved writing ever since I was a kid. Both as a writer and a reader, I’m drawn by the lure of escape, either into the past or the future. I like to speculate about humanity at a distance: what things about us are consistent across time and culture?
I have an honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Culture, and English literature, so I spent time reading, writing and doing analysis. I’ve amused myself for years writing: short stories, rhyming verse, and the occasional article.
I have been a [practising Massage Therapist](http://www.spiralmassagetherapy.ca) since 1995, and I do occasional [editing and transcribing](http://www.spiralproof.com) work, which satisfies my love of bringing order to chaos. I play guitar, and can occasionally be spotted busking here and there around town, mostly singing other people’s songs. I love to cook, do yoga regularly, and enjoy long walks in all weather.
I love the variety afforded by the different types of work I do. I feel that each area helps me cultivate skills that become relevant in the others.