Recently, I founded my new publishing company: Winter Publishing House. I have big plans for this *fancy eyebrow dance* however, none I’m able to speak of yet.
This August (2020) my debut novel A Soul as Cold as Frost will be available for pre-order through Amazon and IngramSpark, with the official book release in November of this year.
Writing started as a hobby back when I was fifteen years old and slowly turned into a mildly unhealthy obsession over the years. I’ve found that if I try to keep a good story idea stuffed into the back corners of my mind, it will throw a temper tantrum and struggle to get out, stealing my focus at public gatherings while I try to suppress the need to put the sizzling idea into words. It’s exhausting. So, I figured I could either get medicated for it, or just become a storyteller as my career.
If you are a writer you can likely relate to this feeling. If you can’t, then maybe I’m as crazy as I’ve always feared.
*knock on wood*
I went to college for Marketing (which entailed advertising, graphic design, public speaking, sales, fundraising, copy writing, blah, blah, blah) and figured out pretty quick that getting a job at a marketing firm was not going to satisfy my book-hunger in the slightest, however learning how to sell to a certain market, develop marketing strategies, and utilize every available resource to grow a brand was key training I hope will be useful in my career as an author. (I guess we’ll see!)
On the personal side, I’m a whopping 32 years old, and I’m married with three adorable children who basically rule my life, and we live in Ontario, Canada.
As far as authors are concerned, I’m the most inspired by C.S. Lewis for the life he lived and his passion for God and writing, and by J.M. Barrie for introducing me to Peter Pan and Neverland, and by Stephanie Garber for giving me the Caraval experience, and also by Marissa Meyer, Adrienne Young, Holly Black, and Marie Lu for writing books I could not put down.
My biggest goal is to bring God glory
with everything I do.
“Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.”
– C. S. Lewis
Winter Publishing House