Born and raised in rural Alberta, Carmen traveled and lived around the world, then eventually settled in Montreal seven years ago. She's been published in Adbusters, CHIC by St. Germain, and L’Officiel magazines, the literary anthology “emerge”, and one of her publications lives in a Wilson textbook on essay writing.
She completed a certificate in creative non-fiction at The Writer's Studio at Simon Fraser University in 2008 alongside successful authors, and under the mentorship of writer Wayde Compton. Sheila Heti invited her to contribute to the collaborative book “Women in Clothes”.
She's a copywriter during the day and a struggling artist at night. Read her longform essay on love addiction in her portfolio here. She's on the lookout for an agent and/or publisher for her full-length memoir on shame. Contact at carmenjoyking(at)gmail(dot)com