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, just graduated college majoring in journalism at Sheridan College. I could tell you a hundred things I'm passionate about: Africa, Jesus, writing, art, and my nephew and niece. 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 I'm a freelance writer and artist as well as a journalist with the CBC. 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 was a master calligrapher. Since then, I have dabbled with many different mediums, but have happily settled with focusing on hand lettering, calligraphy, and watercolour.