Literary Writing Samples

Proud and free: Sharing Jasper Pride

An article for the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.

Imrie House: Home of Canada’s First Female Architectural Firm 

A piece for the Edmonton City as Museum Project about the home and lives of two remarkable Edmonton architects, Jean Wallbridge & Mary Imrie.

Chirp Magazine Summer 2022: Hugo and Olive Fix Playtime

Click on the link for an audio version of “Hugo and Olive Fix Playtime” or pick up a copy of Chirp Magazine.

Against the Law: the 1988 Nurses’ Strike – Edmonton City as Museum Project (2021)

This article for the Edmonton City as Museum Project explores a moment in Alberta’s labour history.

Womonspace – Edmonton City as Museum Project (2020)

Another piece for the Edmonton City as Museum Project examining the early years of Edmonton’s longest-running lesbian organization.

Colouring the Map – Northword Magazine (2018)

I was a regular contributor to Northern BC’s Northword Magazine when I lived in the region. This is a creative nonfiction piece about the colourful place names of northern BC. 

Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories (2018)

My essay, The Many Possible Versions of You, appears in this Dagger Editions anthology, edited by Sara Graefe. Order your copy here!

Wherever I Find Myself: Stories by Canadian Immigrant Women

This anthology, edited by Miriam Matejova and published by Caitlin Press in 2017, features stories by immigrant women across the country, including myself. Excerpts are not currently available online, but you can always order a print copy!

Thimbleberry Magazine: Issue #1

My short story, Northern Troll, appeared in the first issue of Northern BC’s Thimbleberry Magazine, an arts & culture magazine based out of the University of Northern British Columbia.

Writing Achievements

NorthWords Creative Writing Contest

2016 Winner

My winning submission, Life in Dead Places, was published in Northword Magazine.