About Me



My fiction and memoir have appeared in Prairie Fire, The Bellevue Literary Review and the bestselling collection Darwin’s Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow. I have won a National Magazine Award for my non-fiction, have been a fiction finalist for the  Western Magazine Award and have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. My first book of short stories, Radio Belly was published by D&M in 2012. Originally from Victoria, BC, and a firm believer in the geographical cure to just about everything, I have spent the last decade teaching and writing in Vancouver, Montreal, Boston, Texas, Mexico, South Korea, South America and various parts of Europe. I hold a BFA from the University of Victoria and an MFA from the University of British Columbia. I have been lucky enough to attend residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Hedgebrook Writer’s Retreat. I currently live on Salt Spring Island, BC and am working on a novel.