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Reconnecting to my Gymnastics Past


Mya, Shalini, Hannah and Veronica hanging off the beam @ Birchmount Gymnastics!

One of the best things about deciding to self-publish a kids book with a gymnastics theme is the opportunity I have had to visit and connect with gymnastics clubs in the GTA.  Entering the gym and walking on or around all the cushy mats, listening to the hum of the AC, seeing the progressions unfold, smelling the chalk, listening to the chatter – it has been eye-opening and strangely familiar. In some ways I feel like I’ve Continue reading

An upside down journey to draw Kika


Chronicled below are some of the ups, downs and upside downs of transforming Kika – the idea in my head – into an illustrative reality.

This is Kika. She is being co-created and transformed as we speak. I am hoping her zest for life, adventurous spirit and spunk come through here. Next pictures to be upside down – promise!

In deciding to self-publish Kika the Upside Down Girl, I had some immediate questions about the illustrations: How does one bring to life a character inside your head? What will she look like and wear? What are her dimensions? What feelings will come up when you see her? Is she the Kika I am imagining? Continue reading

Kickstarting Kika the Upside Down Girl


Things are gonna get upside down busy around here! To successfully self-publish Kika the Upside Down Girl, I’ve decided to launch a kickstarter crowdfunding campaign this fall. This story, about a fearless and feisty girl who loves living her life upside down despite the pressure to remain right side, is near and dear to my heart. As Kika finds her way to the Gymnastic Emporium, she discovers Continue reading

News from the new blog!


Welcome to a world of creativity, inspiration, fun and innovation!

I am so excited to be leading off with an update about “Kika the Upside down Girl” my children’s story about a young girl who loves living her life upside down despite the pressures to remain right side up.

After Kika finds true happiness at the Gymnastics Emporium, I, too, hope to find true happiness after my kickstarter campaign this fall! My goal is to raise enough money to self-publish and print a minimum of 1000 full colour picture books that I know will inspire and entertain kids of all ages. Excited to be sharing the process with you…stay tuned!