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 have such a great magazine that supports local writers here in our community.

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 be included with all the other finalists in all categories. Winners are announced in late September.

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.

Great Local Books from 2020

Thanks to Calgary Herald entertainment reporter Eric Volmers who spoke on CKUA Radio about great local books from 2020, including Vermin. You can listen to the piece here.

Vermin reviewed at I’ve Read This blog

Many thanks to Calgary book blogger Anne Logan for this review of Vermin at! I appreciate her thoughtful reading of the collection and the insights she offers. Check out her blog for many other reviews and recommendations.

CBC Daybreak Alberta Review of Vermin

Big thanks to Angie Abdou for reviewing Vermin on today’s episode of CBC’s Daybreak Alberta. Angie is a tireless supporter of Alberta books and writers — we really appreciate all she does. Listen to Angie’s review here.

WGA Online Reading Series

Last night’s event where I read from Vermin and my friend and editor Lee Kvern asked me some great questions was a fun time. It and all the other recordings in the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Online Reading Series are now up on YouTube. Watch it here.