The boingy-haired nuisance who’s Noola Quirk.

She likes thrift stores, glitter, bold colours (mostly pink), and her hair looks like a giant follicular umbrella. She's annoyingly cheerful, probably the worst roller blader in galactic history, but her tenacity is unbreakable. She's an expressive extrovert. She's fighting a mobility disability. She's Virj's sidekick. She's Noola Quirk. I had no idea I'd invent …

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The ‘everyman’ who’s Virj Ofreesin.

He's short, pudgy, and has a snout like a green megaphone, or so his cousin Trance says. Virj Ofreesin (yes, it is pronounced like verge of reason) is the protagonist of my first book of the Life in the 'Cosm series. Virj and I have known each other since he started out as a doodle for me …

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If I’m an author, why am I doodling a comic strip?

Even though my book, Life in the 'Cosm, is already published, its official launch is next weekend on October 29, 2016. (See more info on the Renaissance Press website!)  So, it's super really true, I'm an author now, who writes words. Whoot! But, if I'm all about the writey-writey, why am I also doodling a comic strip of …

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Why I write in the comedy genre

I was 32. My favourite auntie had been only two years older when she died of breast cancer decades earlier. And here I was in my early thirties, just months after finding out I couldn't have children, and now in the Ottawa Women's Breast Health Clinic. I'd discovered a mass in my left breast weeks before and we …

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Reader feedback on Life in the ‘Cosm: Oct 6, 2016

This book is delightful. The characters are relatable in their humor (and struggles), and the world-building is done in a subtle way that isn't glaringly jarring or overly pointed... you just get swept up and carried along. And the visuals are great. Definitely worth a read for fans of almost any genre. You won't be …

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