Victoria Koops is an emerging writer in Saskatchewan, Canada, where she currently lives in beautiful Treaty 4 territory. As a settler descendant (Scotts-Irish and Norwegian on her mother’s side; Japanese and Dutch on her father’s side), Victoria is passionate about diverse storytelling. She writes Young Adult fiction about teenage angst, geek culture, and social justice. Her first novel is forthcoming from Groundwood Books (Spring 2024).
When Victoria isn’t writing about nerd life, she’s out there living it. Her favourite superhero is Starfire of Teen Titans; her favourite video game is Dragon Age by Bioware. Sometimes, she plays Dungeons and Dragons twice a week! And of course, she also loves to read lots and lots of YA.
Victoria is a member in good standing of the Estevan Writer’s Group, Saskatchewan Writers Guild, and Writers’ Union of Canada. In the summers of 2016 and 2021, she attended the Sage Hill Writing Experience and completed a mentorship with Canadian author, Merilyn Simonds in 2020. So far, this writing thing has been a wild adventure, and she’s just getting started!
Credits & Appearances
- Finalist in Voyage YA Literary Magazine’s 2020 First Chapters Contest.
- Victoria joins host, Leah Stuhler, on YA Book Chat Podcast to discuss YA books: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, the Serpent & Dove trilogy by Shelby Mahurin, and The Arc of a Scythe trilogy by Neal Shusterman.
- Victoria is a special guest on Kyle and Cody’s Cult Cinema Cast to discuss cult fantasy classics like The Last Unicorn (1982) and Shock Treatment (1981).