BPA First Novel Award, PitchWars, and More

Hello! It’s past time for another horribly belated blog post. Sense a theme on this blog? But I actually do have various updates to share. Spoiler: I’m not even going to share all of the updates in one blog post, because this is overly long as is. Please visit again for more news. Right, soContinue reading “BPA First Novel Award, PitchWars, and More”

PitchWars Update

I don’t know how we’ve reached February already, but it’s nearly PitchWars showcase eve, and I thought to do a well overdue blog update. I’d like to say I’ve been channeling those wordlings into revising my manuscript under Gwynne Jackson’s fantastic mentoring. The last three months have flown since the announcements were made in earlyContinue reading “PitchWars Update”

Surrey International Writers’ Conference

I have some exciting news to share. I found out this autumn that I was lucky enough to receive the Diversity Scholarship to attend the Surrey International Writers’ Conference in October 2019, held in Surrey, BC. For those who don’t know the conference, it’s a three-day event that brings together writers, including everyone from emergingContinue reading “Surrey International Writers’ Conference”

CBC Nonfiction Prize

I’m very pleased to share that my piece Original Copy has been longlisted for the 2019 CBC Nonfiction Prize with 31 other writers from across Canada. For the non-Canadians, the CBC is our national broadcaster. They have three literary prizes each year: nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. It’s really exciting to know that my story resonatedContinue reading “CBC Nonfiction Prize”

2019 Update

Admittedly, I’m well behind on updating my blog. But it’s not all bad news… instead, I’ve been working away on various writing projects in a top secret location. 2019 has brought some exciting things for writing amid the chaos. I’ve had three poems published this past spring. The first piece is unravelling at PS IContinue reading “2019 Update”


Here on the west coast of Canada, we don’t do winter well. Especially in Victoria, which is a safehouse for Canadians fleeing winter across the land. But this year, we’ve had a full on winter with real snow and black ice and snow shoveling and all the rest. I even sprained my wrist after aContinue reading “Snowpocalypse”

2017 Brings New (Writing) Adventures

Happy New Year! Best wishes to everyone for a great 2017 and plenty of writing and reading time too. For me, 2017 is a big year starting with all kinds of new things, after a tough 2016. First thing for me in January is moving to a different city, and starting a new job, whichContinue reading “2017 Brings New (Writing) Adventures”

The Galloping Consumption + NaNoWriMo 2016

I had the best of intentions for NaNoWriMo this year: I had the outline ready for book 2 for my Professor Justin Fintry series, plus most of my background prep in order. After a very busy summer of physio and such things, I was more than ready to set into some first draft writing. WhatContinue reading “The Galloping Consumption + NaNoWriMo 2016”

Skeleton Key and Other Autumn 2016 News

Despite being convinced that I have the galloping consumption, I’ve been busy behind the scenes working on various projects. So here’s the round up for the last little while: My flash fiction story Skeleton Key (1,500 words) was published by the Scottish Book Trust over the summer. I’m still very pleased about that. My noveletteContinue reading “Skeleton Key and Other Autumn 2016 News”