When I was a little girl, my parents often asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up, and unlike others my age, there was an answer always dancing on the tip of my popsicle stained tongue: "A mermaid," I would shout, before dashing into the ever murky Lake Huron, billows of smog hovering atop its nasty grey-green water.
Now, never mind the fact I couldn't swim; in my head I had already seen all of the fun adventures I would get into. The Little Mermaid may have originally sparked my imagination, yes, but Disney didn't come up with all of the mesmerising stories I continued to dream about day in and day out.
As I grew older, and learnt that mermaids didn't exist (sigh), I channelled my concentration on other, more dramatic things, like the OC, and One Tree Hill, and Twilight. Being whisked away to fictional worlds has always been my escape, their intricate stories often capturing my mind when it should have been other places; such as focusing on my Visual Studies in Communication final exam, or the crumbling high school relationship I endured for four years.
It wasn't until September 2010, when I was jobless after graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies, that I began putting my overactive, sparkly brain to use and write fabulous stories of my own.
Fast forward two dull-as-eff jobs in Corporate Communications, three years in a still living, loving, fulfilling relationship with my longtime boyfriend, Andrew, at least one hundred bottles of wine (red and white - I don't discriminate) a cancer-taken grandmother and thousands of rounds of edits, Sincerely Addison was born.
Similar in wit to Sophie Kinsella’s Shopoholic series and with the heartfelt, widespread relatability of Emily Giffin’s many (fabulous) novels, Sincerely Addison is a contemporary women's fiction novel. Check it out here! I look forward to hearing what you think about it.
Currently, I'm working on my second novel, tentatively titled Love, Laughter and Happily Ever Cancer. It's kind of Nicholas Sparks-meets-Alice-Sebold-meets-Cecily-von-Ziegesar-meets-Jennifer Weiner. If you enjoy a book that can make you laugh, cry and contemplate your life with its pithy, heartstring-pulling words, it will most definitely be the novel for you!
Anyways, it was nice to speak with all of you, and I hope you enjoy my book and my blog.