I grew up listening to my Mohawk Grandmother’s tales of wonder and defiance in a spooky, dilapidated Victorian house in Toronto. Her spirit guides me, still. She was the first one to read the inept fantasy stories I began to write at age seven and when my mother wasn’t looking, she taught me how to play poker. I’ve spent the past 12 years teaching and tutoring college students and marvel at their tenacity. In my work, I focus on how happenstance has the potential to spark alchemy – to access other portals that we may fail to acknowledge in our waking moments. My characters walk the periphery of a demimonde, where good and evil are intertwined, where societal norms clash, and where half-truths and duplicity define the human experience.