About MeI'm a Canadian writer publishing fantasy with a speculative edge for young readers.

I write stories that explore social movements, environmental + read more crises, and identity issues through intricate, dreamlike tales of monsters and magic, generally for ages 14 and up.

Horror, dystopian, and post-apocalyptic themes mean they tend to feature more blood than kissing.

I was born in Vancouver and raised across Western Canada and I'm on a mission to find and share magic at home. Look for alt-reality and futuristic versions of Metro-Van & other BC locations in most of my work.

I have written award-winning, translated, indie and traditionally-published short stories, studied children's publishing with Tradewinds Books through UBC, and I'm currently working my way through a well-regarded YA fantasy series, THREADS OF DREAMS.

I love connecting with readers and writers, especially the next generation of storytellers, and welcome enquiries from event planners!
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My Work Speaker Info Contact Me
You May Know Me For:
    Literature Types
  • YA Fiction
  • Editorial Services

Published Works
-Threads of Dreams book one
-YA dystopian dark fantasy
-A Barnes & Noble Press "20 Favorite Indie Books of 2018" pick

-Threads of Dreams side story/short story

-Italian translation of LETTER FROM THE END OF THE WORLD
-Translation by international publisher Virgibooks, Inc.

-Standalone short story
-Japanese legend THE MAIDEN OF UNAI retold with a Gothic twist

-Standalone short story
-First published in the June 2019 issue of Enchanted Conversation Magazine

Speaking InformationAs a former award-winning teen writer, staff writer (marketing/business development/business analysis) for Vancouver companies, and now a full-time novelist + read more and business-writing/editing freelancer, I love speaking to readers and the next generation of writers about storytelling, writing careers, creativity, the business of writing (both indie and traditional), and resiliency/overcoming challenges and forging your own path (particularly as a woman).

In April 2019, I was honoured to be invited to India to present sessions on how to get started as a young writer, worldbuilding for storytellers, how stories (speculative fiction) reflect and help us in everyday life, and a masterclass for adults on paths to publishing at Mumbai's first (and the world's largest) Children's Literature Fest sponsored by ORCHIDS The International School.

I'm a confident and engaging speaker with experience in a variety of settings (from one-on-one coaching and small workshops to large-group/auditorium venues).

I'm best with pre-teen through adult audiences (I write YA after all!) Ages 8-10 can also be accommodated, but 11+ is ideal.

I prefer to offer dynamic, flexible/topical presentations or workshops with higher audience engagement, but visual presentations are also supported with sufficient advance notice.

Very much willing to travel, schedule permitting, and I'm also happy to work with organizers to create a custom presentation, workshop, masterclass, etc. based on the themes and needs of your event.

I use CWILL-BC guidelines for fees (see the "Tips" tab for more) and I'm open to working with you to take you budget into account, help with grant applications or coordinate with other venues to split costs, etc. so feel free to reach out to discuss your needs.

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    I Will Travel To:
  • Vancouver
  • Coast
  • Lower Mainland
  • Gulf and Vancouver Islands
  • Thompson Okanagan
  • Northern British Columbia
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
  • Kootenay Rockies
  • The Territories
  • Canada - beyond BC
  • USA
  • International

    I Present to Age Groups:
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • High School
  • College / University / Adult

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TestimonialsWhy we loved it:

A unique twist on the YA-dystopian genre, Wiggins weaves a complex tale + read more that unfolds like a dream itself -- mystical, and sometimes odd, but always captivating.
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I have to say that Cole is a smartly crafted character. The author has done a good job of bringing + read more the characters to life and I really loved the supernatural aspects of the story.

A solid science fiction plot and a well-edited novel make this one a pleasure for anyone to read. The author is quite adept at world building and has the perfect voice and writing style for the genre.

I think this book will be highly appealing to the intended audience. It's just so nice to read a well-edited book with strong writing for a change ... Thanks for sharing your world with us.
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Awards and Recognition:BLIND THE EYES
-Barnes & Noble Press pick for 20 Favorite Indie Books of 2018
-2018 KWL + show more cover contest, SciFi/Fantasy category shortlist
-NetGalley Most Requested fantasy read
-B&N Press pick for 25 Beach Reads for Your Summer Holiday
-Handpicked as a Summer 2018 B&N Press Presents title

-First, Law Week Short Story Contest 2004

-Second, "It's Happening Here" FVRL Teen Writing Contest 2004

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