Hit the Ground Running.

Start off with a bang. All the cliches for the New Year. It’s not what I was expecting at all. You know that feeling, when things are shifting around you, and you’re being pushed in a specific direction? Deep down it’s right—what you were meant to do. What you’ve always wanted. And it’s close, soContinue reading “Hit the Ground Running.”

Around the World, the City, the Year

Osoyoos Homecoming Not gonna lie: I’m extra proud of my latest writing credit! My first piece of travel writing, an essay on my hometown of Osoyoos, British Columbia, is out now. In fact, it’s a feature in Issue 6 of Rivanna Review, a journal out of Charlottesville, Virginia. It’s a paid publication and the contentContinue reading “Around the World, the City, the Year”

The Christmas Cactus, The Poetry of Wine, and Other Seasonal Delights

The Christmas Cactus “There’s something wrong with this plant,” I say to no one in particular. I know that already, though. I’m a cacti serial killer. For whatever reason, my husband continues to buy them. I admire the faith he has in me. In my ability to nurture these delicate forms of life. I doContinue reading “The Christmas Cactus, The Poetry of Wine, and Other Seasonal Delights”

The Day Before (a checklist)

They say writers should resist the urge to submit something immediately after writing it, and that’s usually true. Recently, however, I ignored this advice—and I’m glad I did, (this time). I wrote “The Day Before (a checklist)” on, appropriately, the day before the first day of school. It was a busy day that even includedContinue reading “The Day Before (a checklist)”

Provenance Unknown – Available for Pre-Order!

Exciting news! (At least to me. Not only exciting, but a little terrifying too…) My debut novel, Provenance Unknown, is up on Goodreads and WorldCat, and available for pre-order on Barnes & Noble and Amazon (just in time for Prime Day). I’m assuming it will be coming soon to Coles/Chapters/Indigo as well — I’ll letContinue reading “Provenance Unknown – Available for Pre-Order!”

some things maybe

Another publication announcement! The pieces in Pinhole Poetry’s Issue 2 are beautiful and poignant. I’m not sure how my little poem “some things maybe” got lucky enough to be included, but I’m grateful! It’s in excellent company. ☺️ Pinhole Poetry is a “digital poetry journal that loves the upside-down view and the fact that someContinue reading “some things maybe”

Fifteen Minutes to Cavendish

I’m happy to share that Literary Heist has published my short story, “Fifteen Minutes to Cavendish”, in their Summer 2022 edition! The introductory blurb describes the premise as, “A relationship viewed through a discussion on real estate. We get so caught up in ‘What-Ifs,’ we lose sight of what’s right in front of us.” LiteraryContinue reading “Fifteen Minutes to Cavendish”

Memories of Paris by Seasons

How the City of Light is City of Life Out today! My essay on Paris, in Paris-based magazine Inspirelle. A Canadian author writes about her love affair with Paris through the years as a teenager, young adult and now married woman and mother. Inspirelle inspires, connects and empowers international women in France through engaging andContinue reading “Memories of Paris by Seasons”

Easter Greetings

Postmarked April 18, 1908, Masonville, New Jersey Maggie R.[V.?] EvansBirminghamNew Jersey Our Dear Niece Margaret.Many Many thanks for the beautiful Easter card rec’d this eve very kind of [them] to remember us, trusting you are all well & with love to all [from all]. Aff’tly [i.e., Affectionately] Uncle + Aunt John [Mc?] R.E. [U, V,Continue reading “Easter Greetings”