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The talented Rob Taylor and Ariel Gordon interviewed me about first books, writing processes, and zombie deer, among other things. It’s so nice when fellow writers help promote your book and ask some really good questions! My thanks to both

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First review

Well, it’s finally happened, and, thank goodness, it wasn’t “…torture worse than being staked to the ground over a nest of fire-ants.” I’m honoured that Ottawa poet Michael Dennis selected Kingdom to be Today’s Book of Poetry, and that he gave

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Fall readings

My tour out west was lovely. Now that I’m back home, the readings continue. I’ve returned from a panel at BookFest in Windsor just to turn around and head back to the Pillette Reading Series. Pillette is run by Aimee Parent

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Kingdom is west coast bound

I’m excited to announce the following west coast launches and readings this fall for Kingdom. It’s going to be amazing to head back to the coast and to read with writers Kate Braid, Bren Simmers, Kevin Spenst, Elena Johnson, Steve Noyes, and

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Support Authors for Indies @ Book City St. Clair

Spring is in the air! I’m excited to support Authors for Indies and to try my hand as an indie bookseller: the world’s sexiest profession. Growing up in Victoria, B.C., I bought my books from either Munro’s or Bolen Books. If

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Launch of Kingdom: May 28, 2015

I’m so pleased to announce that Kingdom is co-launching with The Secrets Men Keep (Now or Never), a collection of stories by Mark Sampson, a fine friend and writer. Thursday, May 28, 2015 Another Story Bookstore: 315 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto 7:00

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Featured in Journey Magazine

I was honored this past year to be featured in the spring/summer edition of Journey, Vancouver Island University’s alumni magazine. To download the article, click the thumbnail.    

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RIP, Philip Seymour Hoffman

The internet is abuzz with people sharing their grief over Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death.  Usually “R.I.P.” is one of those abbreviations that irritates me: an easy token, almost meaningless, possessing the same spiritual oomph as those cheap foam headstones littering

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Review: How to Expect What You’re not Expecting

Touchwood Editions (2013), 245 pgs. Eds. Jessica Hiemstra and Lisa Martin-DeMoor. Riffing off the title of the popular book What to Expect When You’re not Expecting, the essays in this anthology explore pregnancies and parenting experiences that result in loss.

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