My name is Shalon Sims, and I’m passionate about literacy, writing, education and helping others reach their potentials. I am a writer and working on my first fiction novel, The Voluble Self, a science fiction story taking place on Earth in a time when there is a strong control over information and for many people there are no books. I find this topic fascinating because it is hard for me to imagine what my life would be like without all of the many gifts that books have given me since my childhood.
As both an avid reader and writer, I’m inspired by the writings of Ursula K. LeGuin, C.S. Lewis, Haruki Murakami, Robert A. Heinlein, Charles Dickens, Joseph Campbell, and Jung, among others. I am very interested in the philosophical, pedagogical & societal implications of the internet, technology and social media on our lives and our human species.
I work as communications strategist for a creative design & branding agency in Vancouver. I also work freelance as a writer, editor and teacher.
I have a diploma in pedagogy (education/development), and a degree with a double minor in English and Fine Arts. My tudied in many universities, including:
- Simon Fraser University, BC
- The University of the Fraser Valley, BC
- The Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Kwantlen University College, BC