Writer, traveler, and full-time working Mom. I’m looking for a way to clone myself. Or, failing that, get a robot to do all my boring work so I can write full-time. I count myself fortunate to be represented by the wonderful Mary. C. Moore of Kimberley Cameron & Associates who has landed me a 2-book deal with Harper Voyager US.
I’m a bookworm – always have been. A few of my favorite writers are Gene Wolfe, Margaret Atwood, Ursula Le Guin, Philip Pullman, Octavia Butler, Jack Vance, Neil Gaimam, Stephen King, JRR Tolkien, JK Rowling (who can’t love Harry Potter?) and – yes – Jane Austen. I love to read and I love to write.
But I actually trained as an Economist. I dreamed in equations for several years before realizing I was wasting my time (both asleep and awake – who wants to dream in equations?). I branched into Environmental Policy, did a stint at the World Conservation Union in Switzerland, and worked in several countries before deciding to make my home in Canada.
I know, I know. What’s with the header? I love all things mythological, especially stories of Kali. Kali is the Mother Goddess, slayer of demons and the epitome of feminine power.
Reading about Kali some years ago, an idea began to form in my head. What if there was a group of women devoted to her worship, women who wielded the power of life and death over others in a post-apocalyptic world? Thus was the Asiana cycle born. Book 1 – Markswoman – is complete, and is scheduled for publication in early 2018. I am working on Book 2, and it should be out in early 2019.
The Goddess willing.