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. One of my short stories will be published in Postall’s upcoming issue. To read some of my recent work, please take a look at my portfolio.

– Vanessa