My queer illustrated memoir “Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-Of-Age Story” published on Oct 19, 2021. The audiobook released on August 9th, 2022!
My passion is illustrating and writing kids books! I’m always working on about five (queer) book ideas at once.
Currently I am WIP on three queer kids book projects! Stay tuned for details!
Most recently, I Art Directed a series of shorts for DreamWorks called “Spirit & Friends”. I work in the animation industry, where I have somehow managed to get paid to draw and colour children’s cartoons since 2011.
Come join us at Queer Out Here, Feb 10-12 in Fernie, BC!
Jan 24, 2023: *NEW QUEER KIDS BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT*! I’m illustrating a new queer picture book called A RAINBOW OF CHOICES, published by Penguin Kids in 2024!
Oct 19, 2022 – STILL STACE – one year later!
Oct 11, 2022 – My tough truth, on National Coming Out Day.
August 9, 2022 – STILL STACE Audiobook releases today!
July 19, 2022 – A couple small updates from my London travels!
Sunday, June 26 – A poem for me, and maybe you too.
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 6PM EST – I virtually spoke at my alma mater, Sheridan College! We talked about mental health awareness and how it can impact LGBTQ+ youth, and I also shared about my book, Still Stace. Recording is below!
ANNOUNCEMENT – It’s official – STILL STACE IS GETTING AN AUDIOBOOK!
Pre-order on Audible, Apple Books or Barnes & Noble! Releases August 9, 2022!
May 20, 2022 – A book dream come true!
Thanks to my friends at Fraser Valley News for the coverage about Still Stace being a Finalist for a 2021 Foreward Indie Award for Juvenile Nonfiction! (March 16, 2022)
I spoke IN PERSON at Golden Ears United Church in Maple Ridge, BC for their PIE Day event! (March 12, 2022. I speak from about 13 mins – 33 mins on this video.)
What does it mean to become an AFFIRMING CHURCH? (Jan 29, 2022)
I was so excited to partner with The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, an independent, all-volunteer queer cultural center, bookstore, and event space hosted by The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. (Dec 11, 2021. 60 min video)
Here’s me opening up my author copies of STILL STACE – with GLEE!
When I’m not drawing or writing, I enjoy hiking, biking or jogging around BC, dancing with my kids, and staying up late sharing cups of (perhaps too strong) coffee.
I am fascinated by life. I believe there is beauty in everyone, and a smidgen of kindness can go a long way.