About me

Industry Publishing
Occupation Writer, Editor, Book Enthusiast, Reviewer & Blogger
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Introduction Zara received the York University Entrance Scholarship and earned her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. She has been associated with: Brampton Writer's Guild Association (1994-1997); York Creative Writing Student Collective (1995-1997); exec officer, Writers at York (1996-1998); co-founder, Writers' Read (1996-1998); editorial asst. for Existere (1995-1998); and winner of the Word Guild Writing Contest (2007). She has trained in editing and proofreading through the EAC (2010). Formerly an editorial asst. for the publishing house, UCPH, her interests have varied from: reviewing Can Lit; writing short stories & poetry; film; photography; mehendi; visiting art galleries, museums, historical buildings, and churches; fashion; running & Pilates; cultural customs & justice for marginalized peoples. Between being a writer, editor, & photographer, & a mom, she confesses a recent addiction to Twitter, Goodreads, and vintage thrift shops. Zara currently lives in Brampton with her husband, her two young children, and their imaginary dog, Pirate.
Favorite Movies The Pianist, The Last Samurai, Lost in Translation, Elf
Favorite Music Lorde, Florence and the Machine, Bjork, Mazzy Star, Portishead, Paolo Nutini
Favorite Books Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Kiterunner by Khaled Hosseini, The Romantic by Barbara Gowdy, The Door by Margaret Atwwod, The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman, Glass Boys by Nicole Lundrigan