About Us

Deborah is the creator of A Novel Thing. Native to Vancouver (technically Burnaby, but seriously, right on the border), she is a hobby-holic who enjoys sitting down with a good movie, or TV show, or the latest embroidery or beading project, or baking up a storm in the kitchen, or inventing a new dish to try from her rice cooker. She loves to paint her toenails dark purple, donates blood as often as she can, and hopes one day to be a paid author. In the meantime she reads whatever she fancies and writes about it here.

  • Favourite Book: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
  • Little Known Fact: Has only re-read a book once, and that was an emergency I-need-a-book-now situation. That she wants to read TFiOS again is her only indicator that it is, indeed, her favourite.

Kaite is Deborah’s prairie friend from that time they went to South Africa together. She is significantly more mature than her blogging buddies, in that she is married. Kaite is also a hobby-holic, calling herself “a good candidate for bed rest”. Books are her passion, followed closely by other creative endeavors such as sewing her own big poufy pillows, attempting to make her own macaroons, and generally being one of those people who always knows what to get someone for their birthday.

  • Favourite Book: This question makes her mad. Who can choose?
  • Little Known Fact: Once stayed up through the night to finish Tess of the d’Urbervilles in one swallow.

Natasha is the sometimes-blogger who’s been to more countries in the past two years than you’ve probably even heard of. Despite this, she is unapologetically Canadian, as her family eats the French-Canadian meat pie, tourtiere, almost every Christmas. Tash is also Deborah’s cousin, which explains why she also likes to paint her toenails dark colours. She is often funny without meaning to be, and happens to be one of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet.

  • Favourite Book: Probably the entire Harry Potter series.
  • Little Known Fact: Natasha used to write short stories as a child. One of them featured a queen who was also a potato, if memory serves correctly (it could have been a royal yam).