Publications

CURRENT PROJECTS

Novels

I am currently seeking  representation for my recently completed works Go See and Trapeze. Please contact me for more information.

Go See is a coming of age story about a visual artist. Set in Calgary and New York in the 1980s, it centres on Jodie, a suburban teenage rocker, who dreams of moving to New York and becoming an artist. This seems very far away from her drug-riddled high school, which is located near a low-income housing complex in conservative Calgary, where the oil boom is in full swing and Led Zeppelin blares from pick-up trucks. Her life takes a different turn when she becomes part of the local punk scene at a run-down legion, where war vets watch as punks and art students take over the stage and the small dance floor. After struggling to graduate from art college, the now emerging artist risks it all to move from Calgary to New York, and soon realizes just how challenging life there will be.

Trapeze.  A conjoined twin woman working in the circus in America in the 1930s has a relationship with an escape artist, and he falls in love with her sister.

Nonfiction

Seen & Overheard (chapbook) includes observations made on the bus in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Canada’s poorest postal code, Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) is known for high poverty rates, addiction, and crime. Half of Vancouver’s homeless population live in this neighborhood, which has a population of 6,000 to 8,000 people, many of whom struggle with drug addiction and mental illness. As well, there is a strong history of social activism and a sense of community.

SELECTED LITERARY PUBLICATIONS

”Drenched.” Writing Menopause. Ianna Publications, 2017.

“The Southwest Rapist.” Can’t Lit: Fearless Fiction from Broken Pencil Magazine. Toronto: ECW P, 2009.

“Midnight Madness.” Matrix. 78. (Fall 2007): 54-57.

“Chained for Life: Excerpts from Trapeze.” Taddle Creek (Summer 2006): 32-35. http://www.taddlecreekmag.com/chained-for-life

“The Southwest Rapist.” Broken Pencil. 28 (2005). 76-78. http://www.brokenpencil.com/fiction/the-southwest-rapist

“Siamese Twins to Wed Escape Artist.” Excerpt from Trapeze. The Fiddlehead. vol. 225, Fall 2005, p. 94.

“Abscondini enters my side.”  Excerpt from Trapeze. The Fiddlehead. vol. 225, Fall 2005. p. 95.

“Autosite-Parasite.” Third Floor Lounge: An Anthology of Poetry from the Banff Centre for the Arts Writing Studio. littlefishcart press, 2004.p.  64.

“Clowns.” Third Floor Lounge. littlefishcart press, 2004.  p. 65.

“Despite the Sun.” Third Floor Lounge. littlefishcart press, 2004. p. 67.

“Step Right Up.” Third Floor Lounge.Orono, Ontario: littlefishcart press, 2004. 66.

“blue snails.” Antigonish Review. 121 (2000): 68.

“i enter.” Contemporary Verse 2. 17.2 (1994): 58.

ART WRITING

Catalogues
“Evocative Threshold’s: Edith Dakovic’s Mer-made Products/Seuils évocateur: les Mer-made Products d’Edith Dakovic.” Gatineau, Quebec: Centre d’artistes AXENÉ07, 2007.

Articles for Sketch: The Magazine of OCAD University
“Creative Shape Shifters: AmoebaCorp’s Mike Keller and Mikey Richardson.” (Winter 2011): 18-19.

“Vanessa Harden: Covert Gardening and Interspecies Collaboration.” (Winter 2011): 22-23.

“A Mindset of Openness: An Interview With Jane Ngobia.” (Spring 2010): 5.

“Play as Work: New Hires at OCAD University.” (Spring 2010): 6-7.

“The Multiversity: Internationalization at OCAD University.” (Spring 2010): 4.

“A Creative Solution: Match Funds for Student Bursaries.” (Winter 2010): 8-9.

“OCAD’s International Connections: B. Lynn Milgram Receives OCAD Distinguished Researcher Award.” ( 2010): 14-15.

“Joe Shouldice: From Rotten Bananas to 250,000 Pennies.” (Winter 2010): 22-23.

“Creating Community: Continuing Studies for Art and Design Professionals.” (Spring 2009): 4.

“OCAD Alum Kevin Lockau Wins the 2009 Saidye Bronfman Award.” (Spring 2009): 20.

“Elephants and Robotic Chairs: Matt Donovan’s Intuitive Fabrications.” (Spring 2009): 22-23.

“From Architects to Best Boys: Graduate Students at OCAD.” (Winter 2009): 14-16.

“The Aesthetic is the Interaction: Gorbet Design. Sketch. (Winter 2009): 22-23.

“Investing in the Digital Future.” (Spring 2008): 4.

“Mapping Diversity at OCAD’s Professional Gallery.” (Spring 2008): 5.

“Designers Needed for Brain Implants: Health Care and Design in the 21st Century.” (Sp. 2008): 7-9.

“Designers Develop Database of Head Shapes.” (Spring 2008): 16-17.

“OCAD’s Emergency Preparedness Plan.” (Fall 2007): 5.

“The Changing Face of Curating: Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD.” (Fall 2007): 8-11.

“Edith Dakovic: Sculpting a Second Skin.” (Fall 2007): 22-23.

“Alumni Notes: Andres Pang’s Sound Installation; Keesic Douglas Receives Award; Michael Snow Receives Mocca Award; Ken Danby; Superplastic; Tsimshian Collection.” (F 2007): 18-21.

“Interactive Convergence: Research and Development at OCAD’s Mobile Media Lab.” (Sp 2007): 12-15.

Integrating Art, Design and Technology: Judith Doyle and Job Rutgers.” (Fall 2006): 12-15.

“Synergy and Skills: Interdisciplinary Work at OCAD.” (Spring 2006): 13-15.

“Innovative Risk Taking: Research at OCAD.” (Fall 2005): 10-11.

“Closing the ‘Imagination Gap: The Beal Centre for Strategic Creativity.” (Fall 2005). 11-12.

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