I’ll make this as short & sweet as I am can…

I grew up in a small town, serving pizzas and chasing dreams. I now spend my days working as a Proposal Coordinator for a construction company and the rest of my time reading, writing, and discovering new coffee shops in Ontario.

In 2010, with the encouragement of my closest friend, I created a blog called My Pen, My Voice. I treated this blog as a diary and documented all of the seemingly mundane things that happened in my early twenties. I wrote lifestyle posts, book reviews, essays, and product reviews. It was my own safe corner of the Internet.

At the age of twenty-one I decided to self-publish a collection of poetry and prose. A few years later I self-published my first novel. Since then, my writing has changed, my voice became stronger and confident. With this confidence I started writing about heartache, anxiety, OCD, and every other emotion I could put into words.

Most recently, I’ve written short stories and personal essays for Thought Catalog and Collective World. To read some of my recent work, please take a look at my portfolio.

– Vanessa