Writing credits


Red Star Tattoo My Life as a Girl Revolutionary (Penguin Random House Canada 2016)

  • Shortlisted for the 2017 Edna Staebler Creative Non-Fiction Award.
  • Shortlisted for the 2016 Hilary Weston Creative Non-Fiction prize
  • Listed on CBC, National Post and Now Magazine’s top books of 2016.

Creative Non-Fiction

“Patience Trickles Down” Essay in Globe and Mail (2007)

“The Old Man” Creative Non-Fiction in Emerge (2008)

“Five Dollars” Creative Non-Fiction in Fair Trade Journal (2011)

“Halloween 1973” Creative Non-Fiction in Room Magazine (2012)


“Smoke” Fiction in Errata (1994)

“Janine” Fiction in Zygote Magazine (2000)

“The Gift” Flash Fiction in Microjournal of Fiction (2011)

“Witnesses” Fiction in THIS Literary Magazine (2012)

“Isn’t that true?” Flash-Fiction in Fast Forward Press Flash 101: Surviving the Fiction Apocalypse (Fall 2012)

“Knitting Lessons” Scissors and Spackle (October 2012)

“The Boat Capsizes But She Swims” Scissors and Spackle (October 2012)

“Charity on the Steps” Descant Hidden City Issue (Spring 2013)

“Skidrow Obituary” Truthola (Summer 2013)

“First Fight” Truthola (Summer 2013)

“Until He Pulls Out The Knife” Litro (Fall 2013)

“What Is Sweet” The Quotable (Winter 2013)

Articles & Reviews

Various books reviews in 500 Great Books by Women Penguin Books (1994)

“One penny at a time” Profile in BC Woman (1998)

“Interpreting your dreams” Article in BC Woman, (1999)

Related work

2016 National magazine Award Judge for Personal Journalism

Reader for CBC 2017 Non-Fiction contest

Guest lecturer on memoir and creative non-fiction for Simon Frasier University Writer’s Studio program.


The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University

Graduate of Concordia University’s Communications Program.

Dawson College Creative Arts Diploma