Vermin in The Billings Gazette

Thanks to Stella Fong and The Billings Gazette for this morning’s write-up of Vermin, which you can read here. As part of the lead-up to this year’s High Plains Book Awards, The Billings Gazette is featuring the finalists until the announcement of the winners on Sept. 25th. Sadly, the in-person events around the awards and […]

Beyond the Stacks

I enjoyed being interviewed a couple of weeks ago by librarian Jessie Bach for her “Beyond the Stacks” column at You can read her column about writer-in-residence programs in Alberta here. Thanks to Jessie and ReadAlberta!

Words With Writers Podcast

The 2021 Fred Kerner Award finalist readings are available for your listening pleasure at the Words With Writers Podcast from Canadian Authors Toronto, here. Winner Joanna Lilley, myself, Fred Seaward, Vanessa Farnsworth, Morgan Christie, and Elke Babicki read at the virtual award ceremony that took place July 24th. Thanks to Can Authors Toronto for the […]

Fred Kerner Book Award

I’m so pleased that Vermin has made the shortlist for the 2021 Canadian Authors Association Fred Kerner Book Award! The winner will be announced at a virtual special Fred Kerner Book Award readings event preceding Canadian Authors’ annual general meeting on July 24, 2021. I’ll share details about the event as they are announced.

FreeFall Review

Thanks to FreeFall Magazine and writer Kathryn Shalley for the review of Vermin which is in the current issue of FreeFall and is on their blog, here. My work has appeared in FreeFall several times over the years, including “Dominion”, the opening story of the collection, and I think Calgary writers are very fortunate to […]

High Plains Book Awards

I am so pleased to find that Vermin is a finalist for a High Plains Book Award in the Short Story category, along with Dear Hearts by my friend Barbara Miller Biles, and If Sylvie Had Nine Lives by Saskatoon author Leona Theis. What good company I am in, and I am so honoured to […]

Calgary Guardian Feature

Thanks to the Calgary Guardian for this feature on me and a day in my pandemic life, here. Check out the many other creative people that have been featured on its pages, as well. We have a lot of creativity in this city!

Alberta Views Review

Thank you to Alberta Views and reviewer Jannie Edwards for this lovely review of Vermin which appears in the March 21 issue. Check out the issue for lots of other reviews of Alberta books.

Flywheel Reading, Jan. 14th

I’m pleased to start off 2021 with a reading for filling Station’s long-running Flywheel Reading Series, along with Jessica Moore. I’ll be reading “Good Friday, at the Westward” from my collection Vermin. Join us on Facebook at this link on Jan. 14th at 7:30 PM.