Who I am

26486_509457656746_113500071_30423877_60622_nHello, hello–and welcome. I’m glad you’re here.

I’m a writer and editor living in the quirky yet lovely city of Hamilton, Ontario. You can read a selection of my published non-fiction here. I write mostly about the intersection of faith, art, culture, and justice.

By day I am a communications and marketing writer for World Renew, a relief and development agency; during evenings and weekends, I let short stories, essays, and other such creative writing out to play. I also spend a few hours each week as the editor of Relief Journal‘s blog.

I received my MFA in Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University, where I studied with Deborah Joy Corey and Gina Ochsner (and fell ever deeper in love with tragicomic fiction).

I’m also a big believer in the bliss of screen-free spaces in between all of this busyness. So you’ll also find me browsing bookstores, walking trails, watching movies, eating excellent meals with my husband, or playing with our pesky casts.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy reading along.

Oh, and if you’d like to connect further, feel free to drop me an email at adelewritermail (at) gmail (dot) com. You are also welcome to follow me on Twitter here.)


19 thoughts on “Who I am”

  1. Adele,

    I’m so glad to make your acquaintance, and I admire your unique voice and intelligent consideration of your subjects. You clearly think your ideas through and seem to have a largely balanced view–a rare thing these days.

    I’m also glad you found something of interest in my blog, and perhaps find some inspiration in my work, in the same way I have found it in yours. I particularly enjoyed your article on reading about horrible things and teaching literacy. I think I’m going to enjoy your content a great deal.

    Best wishes……John H.

  2. Stupendous writing Adele. Thank you for an intelligent and witty post on Risus Paschalis. I’ve never heard of it until now! Can’t wait to read and connect more.

  3. Uh, yeah. I’m in. It has always been difficult for quirky, artsy, lit-bit type guys like me to find kindred spirits. The internet seems to have made that adjustment a bit easier!

  4. Hi Adele! Seems like I missed out on the chance to meet you at the Festival of Faith and Writing. Perhaps we can remedy that in 2014! At least we can follow one another this way and stay in connection. Thanks for following me! 🙂

  5. Hi Adele,

    Happy New Year to you. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. And Thank you for keep following my blog. I hope my posts do not disappoint. 🙂

    Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  6. Hi Adele– I too am an MFA-er through SPU. How did you find my rando bread blog? (but I’m glad you did). Would love to read some of your work or share good reads. I am loving Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright currently– an epistolary novel.

    1. Hi there! Wow what a coincidence–I actually just found you through the WP ‘Reader’ while looking for those out there also blogging about Marilynne Robinson. But I am glad I did, as it’s always extra special to connect with another SPU-MFA. That program truly changed my life–talk about a blessed time. 🙂 And yes, would love to stay in touch with what we’re reading and writing. And all the best in your glorious grad school adventures!

  7. Adele, thank you for following my newly-launched blog. Your writing is not only wonderfully crafted, but thoughtful, inspiring, and challenging as well. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts as time progresses and my schedule permits. If I manage to ever scribble anything that offered you similar mental and spiritual refreshment – and maybe provided a chuckle or tear along the way – it would make my day. Grace and peace to you.

  8. Dear Adele,
    You recently followed my blog Gemini Kid. I appreciate you following me and hope that you found something to takeaway. I like what I see on your blog and look forward to reading more. Please feel free to link to me!


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