I am the Inventory Analyst for Teen Books at Home Office.
Here are the series of events which led me to you, reader…
Went to Art College in Halifax where I was told I should probably be writing movies, but somewhere more mainstream (I love Nora Ephron films, is that a crime against art?)
Went to Film School in Toronto where I was told I should probably be writing novels (I like a little extra description, is that a crime against film?)
Worked at Coles (where coincidentally I met my future husband, though at the time I had no idea)
Taught English in South Korea for a year
Worked at Coles & also at YTV in Toronto – both cool jobs where I got to advise kids & grown-up kids on what to read
Then! Got this fabulous job at Home Office which includes: telling math what to do (I knew I’d get the upper hand one day, math), being near cool books and doing other cool things, like this blog!
Also, three books I think are top-notch if you like to have only the most extreme fun while reading:
Hubert’s Hair-raising Adventure by Bill Peet – This dude was one of the first Disney animators and rhymed hilarious kids books like a champion.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – Do you enjoy Victorian era snarky steampunk mystery romance? I thought so.
Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi –Do you enjoy the average-joe-turned-superhero-whose-love-from-a-thousand-years-ago-and-another-planet-has-been-reborn-but-they-don’t-remember-each-other-yet? Of course you do!