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I am a Canadian writer. Most recently I won an Honourable Mention in the Hamilton Public Library’s Short Works Prize (November 2017) for my short story, The Dogs of San Miguel. 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 been published internationally and 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 mini travel companion Camino Meditations (2014).

I attended 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 child 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, a toy schnauzer and four chickens. I am currently completing a YA novel set in India and a memoir.