Publications List


Vermin: Stories (short fiction), Enfield & Wizenty, 2020

After You’ve Gone (novel),  Thistledown Press, 2014

Nothing Sacred (short fiction), Thistledown Press, 2009

Love Minus Zero (novel), Oberon Press, 2008



“Modern Times”, creative nonfiction in 40 Below: Alberta’s Winter Anthology, Volume 2  (Wufniks Press, 2015)

“Only Known Photograph of Chopin, 1849”, short story in Freshwater Pearls: Thirty Years of Inspiring Writers (Recliner Books, 2011)

“Nothing Sacred”, short story in Red Light: Superheroes, Saints and Sluts (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2005)

“The Pass”, short story in Alberta Anthology: The Best of CBC’s Alberta Anthology for 2005 (Red Deer Press)


Writing on the web:

“The Hardest Part”, in Agnes and True, October 2019

“Glory B”, The Black Dog Review, June 2018

“In A Mist”, Historical Feathers, Jan. 2018

“Awkward Positions”, short story in The Bloody Key Society Periodical, Feb. 2017

“World Class Salon”, The Litter I See Project, Oct. 1, 2015

“Capa Roja”, Eleventh Transmission, February 2015

“I Saw You”, Phoenix Photo and Fiction, Dec. 1, 2014

“Nurse Ingrid”, short story in The Saturday Evening Post, November 21, 2014

“No One to Love”, short story in The Copperfield Review, November 2014

Excerpt from After You’ve Gone, Wax Poetry and Art Magazine, No. 6, Sept. 2014

“Vermin”, short story in Joyland, June 2014

“Ask Your Mom”, short story in The Danforth Review, September 2013

“Love Story”, short story in Bareback Lit, August 2013

“Ice”, short story in The Red Line, June 2013

“Impatient to be Free”short story in Fiction365, December 2011

“The Force”, non fiction for the Women Who Love to Read project, December 2007

“This is a Test”, short story in The Menda City Review, December 2006

“Bells and Whistles”, Spoiled Ink, August 2005

“Beware of God”, short story in The Plum Ruby Review, February / March 2004

“You Tore Me Down”, C / Oasis, December 2000


Paper periodical publications:

A Good Long Life”, Room 42.2, Spring 2019

“The Quality of Mercy”,  New Forum, Summer 2019

“The Unchanging Sea”, The Antigonish Review, No. 176, Winter 2014

“Dominion”, FreeFall, Winter 2014

“Good Friday, at the Westward”, The Prairie Journal, No. 58, Fall 2012

“Called Home”, The Gauntlet Creative Writing Supplement 2012, February 16, 2012

Excerpt from Love Minus Zero, The Fiddlehead 240, Summer 2009

“Blue Lake”, The Antigonish Review, Number 157, Spring 2009

“Close to the Bone”, Room 31.2, Summer 2008

“Art is Long”, The Fiddlehead 235, Spring 2008

“I Shall Return”, Humanist Perspectives, Winter 2007 / 08

“Leading Men”, Prairie Fire, Autumn 2007, nominated for National Magazine Award, The Journey Prize and Western Magazine Award

“Across the Universe”, Transition, Fall 2007

“Hamburg Blues”, reprinted in Rags VII: Southern Alberta’s Creative Writing Journal, Fall 2006

“Hamburg Blues”, Transition, Fall 2006

“Fiction Romance”, The Nashwaak Review, Spring / Summer 2006

“The Pass”, winner, professional category, CBC Radio’s Alberta Anthology competition; broadcast June 2006, and included in the collection The Best of Alberta Anthology 2005 (Red Deer Press), November 2005

 “The Selfish Professor”, The Prairie Journal, No. 45, Fall 2005 / Winter 2006, nominated for the Journey Prize and National Magazine Award (Humour)

“Nothing Sacred”, in the anthology Red Light: Superheroes, Saints and Sluts (Arsenal Pulp Press), October 2005

“We Had Faces Then”, published in The Wingham Advance-Times as second-place winner in the Alice Munro Festival of Writing Contest, July 9, 2005

“Vale Avenue”, FreeFall, Fall 2004

“Nothing Sacred”, FreeFall, Spring 2004; won honourable mention in their 2003 fiction contest

“Beware of God”, Plum Ruby Review, February / March 2004

“Maple Leaf Rag”, lichen literary journal, Spring 2003

“Sisters of Mercy”, Forum, Winter 2002

“Rain in December”, The Amethyst Review, Spring 2001, nominated for the Journey Prize

“You Tore Me Down”, reprinted in Tickled by Thunder, Spring 2001 and in their 2001 Best Fiction Anthology


“The Ladies’ Love Oracle”, found poem in Verbatim Poetry, June 17, 2016

“Nose Hill Concerto”, published May 2013 as part of the RE: act Project by House of Blue Skies Poetry; also included in The Calgary Project – A City Map in Verse and Visual (Frontenac House, 2014)

“Jam”,  The Legendary, Sept. 2012

“Blood Eagle”, Poetry Quarterly Magazine, Winter / Summer 2012


Reviews / Nonfiction:

“Writing in the Time of Coronavirus ” in WestWord: The Magazine of the Writers Guild of Alberta, July – Sept. 2020

“On Teaching the Fiery Craft” in WestWord: The Magazine of the Writers Guild of Alberta, July – Sept. 2019

“Modern Times”, in 40 Below: Alberta’s Winter Anthology (Wufniks Press), Edmonton, AB, Oct. 2015, p. 93 – 100.

“The Mysterious Query Letter” in AWCS Write Now, Sept. 2015

“A Field Guide to Rejection”, in Blood on the Floor: Writers on Rejection (Cairn Press), Tuscon, AZ, Dec. 2014, p. 66- 68

Review of Hellgoing: Stories by Lynn Coady, Alberta Views, Dec. 2013

Review of Calgary Public Library: Inspiring Life Stories Since 1912 by Brian Brennan, Alberta Views, Nov. 2012

Review of What Echo Heard by Gordon Sombrowski, Alberta Views, April 2012

“The Only Thing to Fear”, WestWord: The Magazine of the Writers Guild of Alberta, March / April 2012

“We All Shine On: What I Learned From John Lennon”, FreeFall, Winter 2012

Living the Dream – Almost”, WestWord: The Magazine of the Writers Guild of Alberta, January / February 2012

“Are You Still Trying to Write?: Why W-i-R Programs Matter”, WestWord: The Magazine of the Writers Guild of Alberta, January / February 2010

The Branch Line, reviews 2004 – present

“A Field Guide to Rejection”, WestWord: The Magazine of the Writers Guild of Alberta, May / June 2003

The Danforth Review, reviews 2001 – 2003

Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature, review of Magic Eight Ball by Marion Douglas 2001

Paragraph: The Review of Canadian Fiction, reviews 1994 – 1999

filling Station, reviews 1996

Home Movies, reviews 1996

Books in Canada, reviews 1996

Small Press Review, reviews 1995

Canadian Author, reviews 1994 – 1999



2021 Finalist, High Plains Book Awards Short Story Category for Vermin

2021 Finalist, Canadian Authors Association Fred Kerner Award for Vermin

2019 “The Quality of Mercy”, Alberta Literary Award nomination by New Forum

2014    “Dominion”, Alberta Literary Award nomination by FreeFall

2013    “Good Friday, at the Westward”, Alberta Magazine Award nomination by The Prairie Journal

2010    Nothing Sacred shortlisted for Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction (Alberta      Literary Awards)

2010    Honourable Mention, CAA Exporting Alberta Award for Nothing Sacred

2009    Semi-finalist, Calgary Public Library Foundation Literary Award for Love Minus Zero

2009    finalist, CAA Exporting Alberta Award for Love Minus Zero

2008    “Leading Men”, National Magazine Award, Journey Prize and Western Magazine Award nominations by Prairie Fire

2007        “We Had Faces Then”, Highly Commended in Tom Howard / John H. Reid Short Story Contest

2007    “This is a Test”, Million Writers Award nomination by The Menda City Review; chosen as a Notable Story of 2006

2006    “The Selfish Professor”, National Magazine Award and Journey Prize nominations by The Prairie Journal

2005    “Blue Lake”, shortlisted in PRISM International Short Fiction Contest

2005    “The Pass”, professional category winner in CBC Radio’s Alberta Anthology competition

2005    “We Had Faces Then”, second place winner, Alice Munro Festival of Writing Contest

2004    “Magic Lanterns”, Best Illustration winner, Victoria School of Writing Postcard Story Contest

2003    “Nothing Sacred”,  Honourable Mention, FreeFall Fiction Contest

2002    “Rain in December”,  Journey Prize nomination by The Amethyst Review