is the author of the adult novel The Nap-Away Motel, and the upcoming children's chapter book TIZZY & ME: Fifteen Ways to Love a Mink. Her work has been published in numerous Canadian literary magazines including Room, The Fiddlehead, Understorey, Event, Plenitude, Canthius, Prairie Fire, The Dalhousie Review, and The New Quarterly. Prior to turning to full-time writing, Nadja worked as a veterinarian, most recently at the Toronto Humane Society. 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. She is currently working on several children's 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, and a feisty, fluffy cat 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. She also facilitates online therapeutic writing groups for pet loss and eco-grief through CAMH Collaborative Learning College. Find out more and sign up here.