MY WRITING LIFE
My career has spanned fields as diverse as molecular genetics, organic agriculture, and support work with mental health consumers. Throughout, I have had an abiding passion to communicate with the written word.
I am an account manager at Philpott Communications. We work with companies in visual effects, digital cinema, broadcast, and manufacturing. Our clients include Adobe, Rodeo FX, Intuitive Aerial, cineSync, Qube Cinema, Theta TTS, and dozens of others.
My first novel, The Rest Is Silence (Goose Lane Editions, 2012), was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the Dartmouth Book Award, and an Ottawa Book Award.
TRAINED RESEARCH SCIENTIST
I have a PhD in molecular genetics from Cornell University, which came after five years of pure research at the bench and a few co-authored scientific articles. My decade in university taught me how to communicate science, a skill I now use to write instead of experiment on fruit flies or fungi.
Specialties: Copywriting; PR and marketing; communications; magazine articles; branding; brochures and fact sheets; taglines; web copy; fiction.