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.
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.