Hi everyone! What a fun thread!! I been prowling the boards today but haven't really spent much time here before.
I am a Canadian living in Ireland for the last 10 years or so. I'm Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French Acadian, and Greek in heritage, just to mix it up a little.
I've lived in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, and British Columbia, and I've visited all of the provinces, but still have to get to the three territories! I feel pretty Canadian with five provinces under my belt.
Alas, my Irish friends assure me that I do not have even an iota of an Irish accent, though they love to tease me whenever I say "out and about" (I was born in Halifax). My lack of an Irish lilt disappoints the folks back home no end when I go to visit.
I'm writing a chapter book/young MG novel at the moment, and I'm prepublished. None of us are "aspiring". If you're writing, you're a writer, whether or not you're published.
I'll be at the NYC conference in 2016, so give me a shout out if you see me there!