Literary CV

Awards/Honours

  • Winner Stephen Leacock Award for Canadian Humour Writing 2013
  • Honourable Mention MacEwan Book of the Year 2013
  • CBC Books Ten Writers to Watch 2013
  • Shortlisted Saskatchewan First Book Prize 2013
  • Winner CBC Alberta Anthology Contest Short Fiction September, 2005
  • Awarded Jason Lang Scholarship 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Student Writer for Edmonton Voices portion of The Canadian Authors Series 2004

 

Book Anthologies

  • “The Painter” Short Fiction in The Best of Alberta Anthology, 2005

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Communications in Professional Writing Degree (With Distinction) MacEwan University
  • Memoir with Sharon Butala (Banff Centre for the Arts, Edmonton Workshop)
  • Fiction with Gloria Sawai
  • Writing With Style Workshop – Banff Centre for the Arts 2002

 

Literary Writing

  • “From Laundry to Literature” Literary Mama, 2009
  • “Someone is Singing” and “How to Metamorphose into a Bird” in PaperCuts 2, 2006
  • “Margins” Short Fiction in Other Voices Magazine, 2004
  • One Day Short Fiction in Other Voices Magazine, 2001

 

Magazine

  • “To Sleep, Perchance To Snore” in Readers’ Digest Online, November 2014
  • “A Wrinkle in Time” in Readers’ Digest, July 2014
  • “Home Again Home Again Jiggety-Jig” in Avenue Magazine, April 2014
  • “Dreaming of Starry Nights” in Spring Gardening Magazine, Feb. 2005

 

Media Appearances (TV and Radio)

  • CBC Radio One The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers, October 17, 2013
  • Global News TV Lethbridge Interview with Mark Campbell, September 23, 2013
  • CBC Radio One Saskatchewan SoundXchange with Kelly Jo Burke September 14, 2013
  • Global News TV Edmonton Interview with Jennifer Crosby June 14, 2013
  • CFCR Saskatoon Radio Interview with Jane Caufield June 11, 2013
  • Global News TV Saskatoon Interview with Kevin Stanfield June 11, 2013
  • CHQR News Talk 770 Rutherford Show Interview with Rob Breakenridge June 7, 2013
  • News Talk Radio 650 CKOM Interview with John Gormley Live May 28, 2013
  • CBC Radio One DayBreak Alberta Interview with Russell Bowers Apr 28, 201

Memberships

  • Alberta Writers’ Guild
  • Canadian Authors’ Association
  • Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild

 

Novel

  • Dance, Gladys, Dance NeWest Press, May 2012

 

Print Interviews and Reviews (Magazine and Newspaper)

  • Edmonton Journal Elizabeth Withey Interview/Article, July 11, 2014
  • Lloydminster Source, Christopher Brown Interview/Article, June 3, 2014
  • Moose Jaw Times Herald, Lisa Goudy Interview/Article, May 29, 2014
  • Avenue Magazine Caroline Barlott Review, January 2014
  • Western Producer Karen Morrison Interview/Article, April 2014
  • Fine Lifestyles Magazine Devin Pacholik Interview/Article, Fall 2013
  • The Battlefords News Optimist Interview/Article, August 8, 2013
  • Herizons Magazine Review, August 2013
  • Pink Magazine Interview/Article Jessica Reimer, July 2013
  • Metro News Simon Hiatt Interview/Article, June 12, 2013
  • Edmonton Journal Michael Hingston Interview/Article, May 2, 2013
  • Regina Leader Post Shinoah Young Interview/Article, June 10, 2013
  • Sherwood Park News Trent Wilkie Interview/Article, May 10, 2013
  • Orillia Packet Sara Ross Article, April 25, 2013
  • Globe and Mail Candace Fertile Review may 23, 2012

 

Teaching

  • Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Workshop, Eastport, NFLD. August 6, 2015
  • Workshop, Eston, SK, November 15, 2015
  • Canadian Authors’ Association Workshop, Edmonton, AB, September 27, 2014
  • PIPP Workshop Saskatchewan Festival of Words, Moose Jaw, SK, July 17, 2014
  • Creating in The Qu’Appelle Three Day Character Workshops Students and Teachers, April 29- May 1, 2014
  • Workshop Rosetown Writers Group, October 5, 2013
  • Workshop with Grade 12 Creative Writing Class, Eston Composite High School

Readings/Festivals/Tours

  • Winterset in Summer, Eastport, NFLD. August 6-9, 2015
  • Canadian Authors’ Association, Edmonton, AB, September 26, 2014
  • Stony Plain Public Library, Stony Plain AB. September 25, 2014
  • Canadian Literature Centre University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, September 17, 2014
  • Moosejaw Festival of Words July 17-20, 2014
  • Lloyminster Reads June 16, 2014
  • The Elrose Library June 11, 2014
  • Write After Lunch Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild Regina, February 4, 2014
  • Hazlet Library and Elementary School, SK, April 15, 2014
  • The Big Book Club Event, Leader, SK October 23, 2013
  • WordFest Calgary, AB October 19, 2013

Panel with Lynn Coady, Ali Bryan, Leanne Shirtliffe, and Cathy Marie Buchanan

  • Sheep River Library Turner Valley AB October 18, 2013
  • Fall Fest of Words Sherwood Park, AB October 16, 2013
  • StarFest Readers Festival St. Albert, AB, October 15, 2013
  • Rosetown, Library Reading Rosetown, SK October 4, 2013
  • Thin Air International Writer’s Festival Winnipeg, MB September 24, 2013

-Reading Millennium Library Carol Shields Auditorium

-Panel Discussion with Andrew Kaufman, Ann Shin, and Lauren B. Davis

  • The Word on the Street, Lethbridge, AB September 22, 2013
  • Words in the Park Regina, SK August 21, 2013
  • Swift Current Library, Swift Current, SK August 12, 2013
  • Audreys’ Books Reading Edmonton, AB June 13, 2013
  • Mcnally Robinson Reading Saskatoon, SK June 12, 2013
  • Grant MacEwan Canadian Author’s Series, Edmonton, AB April 2013
  • Eston Library for Saskatchewan Library Week, Eston, SK Aug. 2012
  • Fictionistas Tour: Pages on Kensington, Calgary, AB; Audrey’s Books, Edmonton, AB May 2012
  • Virtual Blog Tour Reviews/Guest Posts 2012 June-Aug 2012

The Indextrious Reader. Lavender Lines, Koala Bear Writer, The Book Chic Blog, Serendipitious Readings, The Book Drunkard, Peeking Between the Pages

  • Grant MacEwan Open House Reading, Edmonton, AB 2007
  • Discovery Café Reading Series Edmonton, AB 2006
  • Audrey’s Bookstore The Canadian Authors Series Edmonton, AB 2004

 

 

 

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