Who?

I’m a writer, editor, crafter and speaker. Through Mighty Ugly I help people and groups battle the demons that hold back their creativity so they can have (more) fun making stuff and doing big things. Indeed, I’ve written a book about this, due out in late August 2014. I’m fascinated by creativity, crafts, publishing, and varied topics related to independent business and practice in these realms.

What now?

Mighty Ugly. It’s a creativity exercise, and also a book. In person, I help people and groups cozy up to the scary things that hold us back. The book is a handbook for vanquishing creative demons, filled with essays, interviews, quotes, resources and exercises. I lead in-person workshops, speak to groups of all sizes, and generally wave my arms around encouraging people to make stuff, even if it’s ugly (especially if it’s ugly). I also work as a freelance editor, mainly with self-publishers.

Where?

In Vancouver, Canada. I do most of my work online and with clients I rarely, if ever, see in person. But I’m also involved with the crafts and maker communities here in Vancouver, and was a founding board member of the Vancouver Maker Foundation.