I am an award-winning writer from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and the author of the novels BOY (Dundurn Press), NOTHING BUT LIFE (Dundurn Press), SAINTS, UNEXPECTED (Invisible Publishing), as well as the short story collection CUT ROAD (forthcoming from Guernica Editions in 2022).
My stories have won
THE BRISTOL SHORT STORY PRIZE
THE LUSH TRIUMPHANT LITERARY AWARD
THE FIDDLEHEAD BEST SHORT STORY AWARD
THE WRITER MAGAZINE'S "OUR DARKEST HOUR" PRIZE
THE FREDA WALDON FICTION AWARD
THE ALVIN A. LEE CREATIVE NONFICTION AWARD
THE SHORT WORKS PRIZE
and can also be found in such notable publications as
The New Quarterly
The Short Story Advent Calendar
The Writer Magazine
The Sycamore Review
Prairie Fire Magazine
The Dalhousie Review
The Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology
The Prairie Journal
The New Guard Literary Review
The Nottingham Review
I have received Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation grants (2018 and 2020), two Ontario Arts Council Works in Progress grants (2017 and 2019), and numerous Ontario Arts Council Recommender/Writer's Reserve grants (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021).
I’m also a certified educator with more than a decade of teaching experience, and am eager to help others tell their stories. Click here to see how I can help you tell your story, too!
I am a member of The Writers' Union of Canada.