Life is funny. It takes you on twists and turns, and you never expect where they may lead.
In 2016, I took a Science Fiction class with Professor David Hamilton. To this day, that class remains my favourite. After it ended, I figured that was the last I'd see of David Hamilton.
About a year later, he contacted me about a Science Fiction workshop outside of Carleton academia for publishing short stories. I was immediately on board. Like every writer, my stories have been rejected before, but I was determined to share my imagination with others.
The workshop only lasted so long and my creepy Sci-Fi story came out in The Stranger Side of Tomorrow. I later attended another workshop with David Hamilton for Horror fiction, which spawned my next short story and ruined the colour yellow for me in What Lies in Wait.
Not long after, David Hamilton contacted me about publishing one of my novels. I can still remember how my heart pounded. I don't think he realized just how many manuscripts I've got in my arsenal.
And that's where I am today. From a four-month Science Fiction course almost 2 years ago to a publishing contract. I never could've expected it, but life is funny like that.