I'm the author of the YA fantasy series Last of the Gifted, Spirit Sight (Book 1) and Water Sight (Book 2), as well as more than 40 children's books and young adult novels with such publishers as Scholastic Education, Amicus, Lerner/ Lightning Bolt, Crabtree, and others.
My award-winning short stories and poetry appear in such literary magazines as subTerrain, Room, and Transition. My degrees include a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, along with a Master of Arts, a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communications, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
My editing experience includes being 2023 Winter Virtual Writer-in-Residence for the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild (SWG), and acting as a mentor for SWG and TWUC members in 2022. I edited the chapbook anthology Opening Doors Through Stories: Imagine in 2023, and in the past I have edited the literary magazines Spring and Windscript. As part of my 30-year professional writing business, I edit manuscripts and lead writing workshops across the region. I’ve also worked as a programmer for preschool and school-aged programs. My experience includes teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL), journalism, and theatre. As well, I enjoy exploring new technologies, and I work with a variety of tools from traditional print formats to social media.