Red Star Tattoo My Life as Girl Revolutionary won the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, Shortlisted for the Writer’s Trust Hilary Weston award for Creative Non-Fiction
and was named one of the Best Books of the year list 2016 by National Post | CBC Books | Now Magazine

“I picked up the book in an afternoon and – each page turned in steady anticipation – did not put it down until I was finished.” Globe and Mail

Press for Red Star Tattoo

Other writing projects

  • Winner of the Sub-Terrain Lush Triumphant non-fiction 2018
  • Creative Non-fiction Society 2019 long list
  • Geist postcard contest shortlist

Little Fiction | Big Truths – “Millions”
  My piece "Millions" is now available in the amazing (and free!) …
Brevity blog – What I learned about writing from dog training
"Here is a thing you should know about me. Sooner or later …
2018 subterrain lush triumphant nonfiction winner – “Desire eclipses memory”
Desire Eclipse Memory is about a time in my mid-twenties when i …
Red Star Tattoo Book Trailer
I said when I began writing this book I would embrace all …
Room Magazine – “Halloween 1973”
We were walking down the road towards the full moon. A blue …
This Literary Magazine – “Witnesses”
"The lovers sit nearly naked on the bed in the hot summer …
Quotable Blog – “Memory, fiction, and drug dealers I have known”
"Writing is how I process and honour experiences that too often are …
Quotable – “What is Sweet”
"The snow is coming down, thick and steady and the other kids …

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