Her writing style is taut, crisp and, in places, overpoweringly beautiful. Inglis is able to convey words of wisdom and deep emotion at the same time...
— CM Magazine

In 2005, I had a baby. Delicious love, disjointed sleep, mountains of laundry. In 2007, it was twins born three months too soon. One of them died. I began writing on a morphine drip and never stopped. Imagination was my altar, saviour, and jailbreak.

In 2008, feeling terribly isolated in grief, I founded the world's first bereavement community for parents: Glow in the Woods. For six years I gave the keynote at the Walk to Remember in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada's largest memorial gathering for bereaved families. In 2012, I gave a TEDx talk called Parallelism, about the solitary journeys of creativity and grief. When we lose someone we love, we've got to re-learn how to love, communicate, and abide with them, with the mysteriously vanished. There's beauty and companionship in that learning.

The Times Literary Supplement calls Notes for the Everlost: A Field Guide to Grief (2018, Shambhala Publications) “…a delicate, playful handbook for people who feel they might disappear into grief forever…”. It's the latest in a career of adventure novels and picture books for kids, all infused with Nova Scotian salt and mischief, woodstoves and rum-running. It all lines up. Hooliganism and friendship, exquisite beauty, explosive mess. Losses and gains. I'm glad you're here.


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