As a kid, I dreamed of having my own library, with a floor-to-ceiling ladder. As an adult, I have an empty room and a pile of book boxes in the corner. But the room has potential, and I have a plan. Being a writer is like that; you need potential, but you also need a road map. Evolved Publishing is both part of my career plan, and a living dream for me. I love helping other writers achieve their dreams, by shaping a manuscript until it starts breathing on its own.

I spent the first part of my career in special education before realizing that writing was more than just a hobby. While taking my MA in creative writing at Lancaster University (UK), I was introduced to the world of creative nonfiction, and I’ve been in love ever since.

Sleet magazine recently published an excerpt from my creative fiction novel-in-progress, Letters to Catherine. I’ve also had work published in Stone Highway Review and the Beltane Papers. Sometimes, I teach creative writing at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre, and at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Canada. My debut novel, Jellicle Girl, was published by Evolved Publishing on August 15, 2012. They released my second novel, Weight of Earth, on May 20, 2013.

When I grow up, I want to be a baby elephant whisperer in Kenya.

Books (Active Only) Edited or Co-Edited by Stevie Mikayne:

Tell Me You Want
by Amelia James

The Underground
by J.W. Zulauf