Trudee studied English and drama at the University of Toronto, but the thought of writing professionally never really crossed her mind. She trained as an editor of math, science, and language arts textbooks and was then lured into the world of children's trade publishing, becoming the book editor for Greey de Pencier/Books from OWL. After starting a family, Trudee chose to go freelance and it was during that time that she began to write educational material and articles and authored the first of more than a dozen non-fiction books.
In 2015, Trudee's first work of fiction, a young adult novel, was published by Orca Books. Although she continues to write YA fiction, for several years she has also been actively pursuing a career writing for the stage. In 2021, her dramatic writings and scripts received professional readings or stagings in Lunchbox Theatre's Festival of New Canadian Work (Calgary), Theatre by the Bay's collaboration The Ghost Watchers (Barrie), and Theatre on the Ridge's Snapshots Festival and new play workshop (Port Perry). Currently, she has a script featured in the first ever Simcoe County Theatre Festival, and she's been commissioned by Theatre by the Bay to create a new historical play for their 2023 season. Trudee lives in her hometown of Barrie, Ontario.
Research sources used in creating my WWII play Bright Daybreak
A primer in self-editing — explaining why our eyes slip over errors in our own writing, followed by active opportunities to practice working against those tendencies and spot the errors. Tricks and tips are included.
Various presentations, focusing on self-editing, researching, creating characters, and writing for the stage.