AJ graduated from the University of Victoria's Bachelor of Microbiology program in 2019. After living in some of Canada's biggest cities, they returned to the west coast to pursue a career as a writer. In 2022, AJ published two short stories in the literary journal, Beside the Point. They have also published multiple book reviews as a contributing writer with NEXUS newspaper. AJ was awarded the Orca Book Publishers One World for All Children Award in 2022. AJ now works on early-reader books for Engage Books and (top secret!) novels for young adults. When not reading or writing they can be found hiking or wandering on the beach. AJ lives with their wonderful partner and a ridiculous, thumb-wielding cat named Rupert.