For close to 20 years, I taught teenagers the power of storytelling and how words can fly or die depending on the way they're used. Some of my favourite memories involve sitting cross-legged on the floor, sharing poetry, prose, and art, and showing how language and visual communication changes how we feel, think, and behave.

Now that I live in this little pocket of rainforest in the Tweed Valley, I find fresh stories and dream up new ways of retelling old and ancient ones. As a freelance writer and editor, a communications specialist, I spend time talking with people, digging into the detail, uncovering the messages and narratives that make each story individual and extraordinary.

Don't we all crave authentic, meaningful communication? I'd be honoured to help you make your story one of the great ones.

Debbie Hooper Cosier