I worked at the World's Biggest Bookstore in Toronto for 10 years, until it closed in 2014. During my time there I planned themed endcaps and did author interview displays.
From September 2010 until December 2012 I contributed book reviews and New Author Spotlight posts to SF Signal. From August 2013 to May 2014 I did a Recommended Reading with Professionals column there once or twice a month.
I've got a BA in Medieval History from the University of Toronto.
I'm an avid photographer and crafter, and started making my own greeting cards a few years ago.
I'm trying to reduce the number of physical books cluttering my bookshelves and floor, so I won't be accepting many new review books. I'm also being much harsher than usual when reading, giving books about 50 pages to wow me before I move on to the next one.
I'm a lot more comfortable writing than speaking, so I've hesitated about joining the SF Signal Podcast. But, as it was the special (US) Thanksgiving episode, I called in and gave my 2 cents. The question: What are you thankful for this year? What genre fiction (novels, stories, tv shows, movies) came out this year that you're thankful for? Click on the podcast logo to go to the site. You can hear my piece from 15:37 - 16:08. And if it sounds like I'm giving a book report for school, well...