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When I was younger, I fell in love. It left scars and was terribly exciting and happened to be the first time I was ever in love.

Thankfully, it wasn't the last time but it made an immense impact, so that is what I write about: young love, first love, love that stays and lingers. I also write about being a mother, and issues of diaspora around belonging and connection.

I've written poetry, short stories and creative non-fiction for various literary magazines and journals in Canada, the UK, and the US. My debut novel, Someone Like You, was released Spring 2016 by a new Canadian publishing house called Two Wolves Press. I'm always writing and working on new projects.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to browse the other tabs for extra info such as: publications, readings, to contact me for beta-reading and editing services or to know more about my writing projects.

Finally, thank you kindly for following my writing journey.

Aileen Santos