Alyssa Sherlock has had an overactive imagination since she was a child, and has been a writer most of her life as a result. She is interested in making sense of the world through story, particularly through exploring topics of loneliness, mental health, family and friendship. She loves a good found family story. Her favourite authors are Melina Marchetta and Megan Whalen Turner. Alyssa is currently working on a collection of poems and essays on mental health, love and friendship called this is a love story. She makes her home in the beautiful prairie landscape of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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“I suppose in one way or another we are all storytellers. Not only artists, but all of us. Lawyers and double-glazing salesmen and teachers and medics. Stories rule. We need them to shape our everyday and our overall existence. I have come to believe that this is what grief is: a crashing of the story in which we had believed. The shock of that dissolution is—literally—unimaginably violent. Recovery from grief involves a gradual acceptance of the unwelcome narrative and the tentative respinning of a new web of story around it. Story and the ability to negotiate narrative are, maybe, a form of mental health.” 

Tilda Swinton, The Show Girl in Wonderland

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