is a writer, a children’s educator, and a veterinarian. She holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Guelph and a Post Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing from the Humber School for Writers. Her work has been published Room, The Fiddlehead, Understorey, Canthius, The Dalhousie Review, and The New Quarterly; her first novel, The Nap-Away Motel, was published by Palimpsest Press in May 2019. She is currently working on several picture books about animals, and a second novel, Saving Seraphina.
A life-long animal-lover and long-time vegan, her writing often explores themes related to the natural world. She lives with her wife, their two daughters, an old black pug, and a feisty, fluffy kitten in Toronto.
Nadja facilitates an online creative writing workshop every Friday from 2-4 pm with the Writers Collective of Canada. Find out more and sign up here.