April enjoys working with writers of all types and levels. As a coach and mentor, she helps writers explore and reveal the most compelling features of the stories they wish to tell. She is equally enthusiastic about syntax. Every word counts, and it pleases her to demonstrate how a single word can modify an entire sentence. April has over 15 years of experience in book and magazine publishing, enabling her to guide authors to-be through the process of making a book (editorial, design, production, distribution), whether they’re planning to self-publish or are already represented by an agent or publishing house.
April is a Montréal LGBTQ+ writer. Her books include Carousel: A Novel (Inanna Publications), Death Is a Side-Effect: Poems (Frog Hollow Press), and The Poor Children: Stories (SFWP). She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for her short story “Project Fumarase.”
Short-, medium-, and long-term coaching or mentoring for individuals at all stages of the writing process; in-person and online group novella- and novel-writing workshops (3–6 people per group); personalized plan to maximize your success as an author, whether you’re looking to pique the interest of agents and publishers, or sell more copies of an existing book.
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