In this blog I wrote for my publisher, House of Anansi, I detail why sports, boxing especially, are featured so prominently in Undercard. A novel is born of many seeds of inspiration, and here I share the seeds that helped my writing grow.
This YouTube interview, conducted by my friend Maya on her channel Just Two Girls…, turned out to be a lot of fun. Because the YouTube format allows for longer interviews, I was able to answer questions in much greater depth than in my TV interview. I discuss, among other things, how my mother helped spark my interest in writing, how I came up with characters’ names, and how a growth mindset helped during the editorial process.
My former school Humber College does a profile on me and the release of Undercard. I really valued, and benefited from, my time developing in their School for Writers. This piece details how my education there helped me improve Undercard and get it sold.