I now have eight YA novels published. I write for a niche market called hi-lo books; where the novels are accessible to reluctant/struggling or ELL readers. My first foray into writing was Poetry and over the years I have filled journals with my writing, even putting some poems into small chapbooks for family and friends. I love entering contests for poetry as it prompts me to write. I earned Editor’s Choice in the 2013 CV2 2-Day Poem Contest, which has writers using ten words in a poem they create in 48 hours. A poem was accepted into a tree anthology by Christina Lowther, Tofino’s Poet Laureate and I am hopeful I will get a yes on another poem I submitted to a Canadian literary journal. I love volunteering for the Surrey International Writer’s Conference.