Writing has been the thread connecting every stage of my career and my life. From angst-ridden teenage poetry to journalism to personal essays about motherhood, writing has been the one passion that consistently motivates me, inspires me and gets me through turbulent times.
I am always writing – on paper, in my head, on my laptop – crafting and polishing stories, my own and others.
I spent 15 years as a journalist, writing hard news, features and celebrity profiles. I’ve published dozens of personal essays on motherhood, which led me to write this book. I’ve ghostwritten books for other people, edited memoirs and magazines, founded and launched an online writing centre called The Momoir Project, taught writing at universities, elementary schools and writer’s festivals, all while continuing my own writing career and raising two children.
As a writer, I am drawn to innovation and creativity and the deep emotional release that comes from personal writing.