Born and raised in rural Alberta, Carmen traveled and lived around the world—Japan, Brazil, France—then eventually settled in Montreal. She's been published in Adbusters, CHIC by St. Germain, and L’Officiel magazines, The Humber Literary Review, 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 author Wayde Compton. Sheila Heti invited her to contribute to the collaborative book “Women in Clothes”. She worked as a copywriter for several years and was most recently a Creative Lead at one of Canada’s top agencies.
Read her longform essay on love addiction in The Humber Literary Review here. She's on the lookout for an agent and/or publisher for her full-length work of autofiction titled “Stories I Wish I Could Tell You In Person”. Contact her at carmenjoyking(at)gmail(dot)com