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I am a Canadian writer. I have been long-listed in CBC Radio’s Short Fiction Contest (2015) and the Gloria Vanderbilt Short Fiction Contest (2012). I won first prize in Dandelion Magazine’s Contest (1991). My work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Broken Plate, The Malahat Review, SOL: English Writing in Mexico and DAP: The Diverse Arts Project. My short fiction has also been anthologized in Best Canadian Stories and She Writes. I have published two books—the novel Mad Dog (2001) and the travel memoir Camino Meditations (2014).

I studied at the University of Southern California, University of Toronto, Humber College (Novel) Writers’ Program, and the Sorbonne. I’ve studied writing with Timothy Findley, Laura Fraser, Anne Michaels, Leon Rooke and Barbara Turner-Vesselago. I’m a full-time writer. I had a former life as a CBC television researcher and activist. I love to travel and have lived in France, India and Mexico. These days I make my home in the Ontario countryside with my husband, toy schnauzer and three chickens. I am currently finishing a second novel.