Picture Book Illustrator
"When a little girl has doubts about the color of her skin, her mother shows her all the wonderful, beautiful things brown can be! This message of self-love and acceptance uses rich, dreamy illustrations to celebrate the color using all the senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing."
SF/F short stories
The picture book called, The People Could Fly, written by Virginia Hamilton and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon inspired this story. Virginia wrote a letter to the publisher in which she referenced stories about "wing" shops, where wings were purchased." Though the context is different....the idea of a shop were you could purchase wings caught my imagination.
Wing Shop followed soon after and was published in Polar Borealis, Issue 11 on Sept 9, 2019.
I'm a graduate of the Writer's Studio at Simon Fraser University. I mentored under Hiromi Goto, a wonderful teacher and writer. My first published story called, Chakara Tea House, is in emerge 16.
I also won the contest for the cover art, so the two things I like to do, art and writing, are showcased in this book.
Non-Fiction Short Story
In the Fall of 2019, the Capilano Review published my first non-fiction piece called, Collaboration, or Cooperation with the Enemy. The piece brings to focus snippets of everyday racism in my life.
Sir Morien - a graphic novel about a black knight based on the 13th Authurian Romance called the Romance of Morien. It's being developed on Patreon and is in the research stage.
I'm researching knights, heraldry, horses, weapons, armour....and posting my findings.