Welcome to East Coast By Choice, the online showcase for life on this side of Canada.
Kimberly Walsh (a.k.a. @AliasGrace) graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. She is a a publishing label executive at Fierce Ink Press Co-Op Ltd. which she co-founded in June 2012. Her career as a communications strategist, freelance writer, and publicist has included such previous contracts as: digital and online coordinator for Nimbus Publishing and festival publicist for the Atlantic Book Awards and the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association‘s Atlantic Author Day. Prior to that, for five years she was a web content producer, blogger and social media manager for CBC Books (Canada Reads & CBC Book Club).
In her free time she’s actively involved in the books and publishing industry having founded and coordinated BookCamp Halifax and as a former associate at Book Madam. In 2003 she founded the now defunct All Rights Reserved Literacy Journal Association where she volunteered for several years first as managing editor then on the board of directors. She lives in Halifax with her husband (a.k.a. Cokebaby) and their dachshund Tofu.
Formerly at East Coast By Choice (2011-2012)
Lauren Oostveen (@laurenoostveen) also graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a degree in public relations. She works for Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management in Halifax where she puts old stuff on the internet and helps people connect with the province’s past. Lauren writes a movie column for the Chronicle Herald called SMASH CUT where she celebrates all things horror. Lauren also blogs for Spacing Atlantic and NovaScotia.com. She lives in Halifax with her cat Mia and may or may not have a Netflix addiction.