Charmaine was born in Scarborough, Ontario and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. Although largely an indoor kid who preferred reading and drawing, Charmaine also grew up snowboarding, camping, and exploring the natural playground that is BC.
Charmaine completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in 2017, majoring in Creative Writing and English Literature. After graduation, she became a commercial copywriter while continuing to produce creative work.
Topics that interest Charmaine include environmentalism, birds, lgbtq+ themes, and POC-centred narratives. The beautiful, spectacular backdrop of the Pacific Northwest also feature strongly in her writing.
Charmaine is comfy with the pronouns she/her and they/them. She would like to acknowledge that her creative work takes place on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Musqueam.