Six months ago I wrote a post were I confessed to almost giving up on my writing career. I’m very happy to say that I didn’t give up. But I did start looking at other employment opportunities. Since I live in a small, rural town I didn’t dare dream that I would find a job that utilized my combined experience in genetics, healthcare and writing. In this post, I’m proud to announce that I did find it.
Starting today, I will be working full time as a Knowledge Translation Coordinator for the Genome Science Centre, part of the BC Cancer Research Institute based in Vancouver. Thanks to COVID (not something I type very often), I will be doing this job remotely from my beautiful mountain town.
I’m so excited to become part of this amazing group of researchers and help improve science literacy. I’m also a bit nervous about balancing my new job with my other jobs–parenting and writing. I do not plan to give up either. (Ha!) And in case you’re keeping track, here’s a list of my upcoming publications:
Elliot Jelly-Legs and the Bobblehead Miracle (Orca Book Publishers, 2023)
Evolution Interrupted (Annick Press, 2023)
What Poo Can Do: Animals Fighting Climate Change (Orca Book Publishers, 2024).
What Poo Can Do is the book I hinted about in my review of two nonfiction books in Orca’s Footprints series. Most of this book still needs to be written. There will also be editing and promoting for all three titles. In my “spare time”, I hope to continue writing fiction and putting together nonfiction proposals. I will also keep reading, of course, and will continue writing reviews when possible.
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your continued support as I start this new journey. Wish me luck getting my sons to take on more responsibility around the house (and you’re welcome in advance to their future partners!).
Wishing everyone a safe and exciting September… a perfect time for change.