PepperWriting is where I write about spirituality, travel, children, healthful living, daily life and meditation.
What inspires me:
A vision of humanity where people truly live in harmony with themselves and each other.
How do we do that?
Through self-knowledge. Through self-knowledge we will begin to understand the fundamental tenets of the universe and how to walk that path – and to truly understand kindness, compassion, love and truth so that we can offer that to ourselves and to everyone.
Who Am I?
I’ve been a freelance writer since 2000. I’m currently working on my first non-fiction book, a guide to healing your child from eczema, but it’s also the story of my spiritual journey through having a sick child.
If you want to heal yourself or your child from eczema naturally with no steroids, my upcoming book will tell you how – along with what I learned along the way from having a child who turned into a human crocodile with scales (and sometimes behaved like one).
I also edited the short story collection Tubers by Mark Jowett, cofounder of the music label Nettwerk Productions.
My early years and aversion to baby goats.
My First Paid Writing Gig
My first paid writing work was winning a contest to write about your most horrible Vancouver weather experience, which appeared in Vancouver Magazine in an ad for clothing company Mark James. I also won the world’s largest umbrella – one that takes two hands to hold and may make you airborne in the next puff of wind. Here’s what I wrote for the ad:
Back East I was a sidewalk chalk artist. Tired of government cutbacks, I heard the call of the Pacific. I arrived in the fall of ’94, armed with only three things: hat, tool-box and chalk dreams.
The first day I drew the Sistine Chapel. I made fifty cents. Then it rained.
The second day I drew the Tower of Babel. I made sixty cents. Then it rained.
The third day I drew Noah’s Ark. I made thirty cents. Then it rained.
The fourth day I got a job decorating cakes for an Italian baker. Cakes have a longer shelf life.