I am a freelance writer/editor and the author of the book Every Boy I Ever Kissed (Dundurn Press). I began my writing career with a degree in playwriting from York University and went on to get my MFA in Creative Nonfiction at the University of King’s College.

I work one-on-one with aspiring writers as an editor and writing coach to help them turn their big ideas into beautifully polished manuscripts.

I am also a Nonfiction Editor at The Puritan, a writer at BookRags, and the editorial assistant at MUSICultures.  

Originally a small-town girl, I now live in Toronto and travel as much as I can. When I’m not reading, writing, or drinking Earl Grey, I’m probably making something… a skirt, a scarf, or a loaf of bread.




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A bold step toward a new cultural narrative around sex.

Sex was supposed to be easy. It was supposed to be fun, liberating, and empowering for a girl who’d been brought up thinking the battle for sexual equality had been won. But for Nellwyn Lampert, losing her virginity would turn out to be anything but simple. Her chosen partners struggled with porn-induced erectile dysfunction and other crises of masculinity. And in the bedroom, nothing went according to plan. Instead, Nellwyn had to learn to navigate the realities of sexual liberation, female empowerment, and masculinity all on her own.

In this coming-of-age memoir, Nellwyn looks back on her experiences with humour and insight to explore what true liberation and empowerment may look like for today’s young women. Her many unexpected adventures will prompt reflection on a bigger question: What does it mean when our experiences fail to live up to who we think we should be as liberated, postmodern women?


What I love about the book is its honesty. I also love that Lampert hasn't written a simple tell-all but has researched the different influences on women but also on men. It's a book that helps to explain the mixed messages young women and young men are constantly dealing with, but it also speaks to women of most any age.

— Sue Harper, author of Winter in the City of Light

Nellwyn Lampert’s Every Boy I Ever Kissed is a delicious mix of poignant stories, girlfriend secrets and bedroom philosophy, spun with the author’s sly wit and astute cultural insights. Nellwyn Lampert’s coming of age memoir is wise and wonderfully engaging.

— Lorri Nielsen Glenn, author of Following The River