I'm Aliza Latta — a novelist, journalist, and artist.
I write about faith and young adulthood, about passions and dreams, about college and going to Africa and coming home again.
That's what you'll find here.
You'll also find scraps of poetry, and tiny revelations, and days where nothing seems to happen at all. I suppose that's life in all its glory.
I'm a Canadian girl, currently halfway through college majoring in journalism at Sheridan College — and loving it. I could tell you a hundred things I'm passionate about: Africa, Jesus, writing, art, and my baby nephew. But even then, there's so much more than that.
My first writing love will always be fiction, but in 2015 I came home from Uganda, Africa, deciding to pursue journalism. I had seen women — in hospitals, if they were lucky — dying in the midst of childbirth. I'd like to tell stories that matter.
In 2017, I self-published my first novel. It's YA, and focuses on a mother and a daughter. I wrote it when my mom was battling cancer, when the only question I had in my mind was: what would it look like if I didn't have a mom? Come Find Me, Sage Parker was my life long dream, and it was my utter joy to offer it to you.
Now, when I'm not in school, I'm a freelance writer and artist. You can find me here, here, and here. My journey as an artist and hand letterer began years ago, sitting beneath the teaching of my grandmother, who is a master calligrapher. Since then, I have dabbled with many different mediums, but have happily settled with focusing on hand lettering, calligraphy, and watercolour.