Writing credits


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

  • Winner of 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

“Tortues de Noel” in Better Next Year An Anthology of Christmas Epiphanies (Tidewater Press November 2023)

“Millions” Creative Non-Fiction (Little Fiction Big Truth 2019)

“Desire Eclipses Memory” Winner 2018 Sub-terrain Lush Triumphant contest

“Algebra Lessons” Humber Literary Society CNF contest long list 2018

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

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

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

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


“Mermaids of East Vancouver” Short-listed 2019 Geist Postcard Contest

“What Is Sweet” The Quotable (Winter 2013)

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

“First Fight” Truthola (Summer 2013)

“Skidrow Obituary” Truthola (Summer 2013)

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

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

“Knitting Lessons” Scissors and Spackle (October 2012)

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

“Witnesses” Fiction in THIS Literary Magazine (2012)

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

“Janine” Fiction in Zygote Magazine (2000)

“Smoke” Fiction in Errata (1994)

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

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