Writing began as a hobby of mine when I was a child. I found the fantasy genre infinitely fascinating: dragons, magic and fantastical worlds always stole my attention. Eventually, I created my own worlds, characters, and magic systems that took shape over hundreds of thousands of words in handwritten journals, and eventually, shared on the Internet.
But I realized something was missing from the fantasy works that I read and wrote: diverse representations of mental illness. Growing up surrounded by examples of mental illness and fighting my own battles, I realized that it was vital for me to represent these perspectives, starting with my own.
I also have a fascination for Japanese culture, history, mythology, and folklore. For my first two years in university, I studied the Japanese language, and to this day, I am always learning more. One day, I hope to become fluent and visit Japan myself!
My first series, Yokai Calling, explores the intertwined effects of magic and trauma on mental health in a world inspired by Japanese culture and mythology. Spirit of the Dragon is available for free via my Newsletter page, or you can learn more about the books on the series page.
My upcoming series, Wyvern Wars, continues with many of the same characters from Yokai Calling, but continuing the story five years after the conclusion of Blood of Dragons.