I see you. The creative soul who usually spends days head down in a journal. Maybe elbow deep in paint or fingers dusty with smudged charcoal. Perhaps you prefer quick shutter speeds and wide lenses. The resonance of a guitar string strummed softly. Or rhythm moving through your body expressing pain past and present, like … Continue reading Creativity under attack: surviving quarantine as an artist
It was an honour to help Mare McHale edit Finding Your Cape: How to Course Correct and Achieve Greatness When Things Don’t Go As Planned.
The thing about being a freelance editor is you can’t see the all the reactions your writer has during the highs and lows of the editing process.
I have never heard my grandfather's voice. Now that I have that chance, why am I stalling on pressing play?
This season always makes me wistful.
"Easy Out" has been selected for publication in Caitlin Press' forthcoming anthology BIG: Stories about a Life in Plus-Sized Bodies.
Super happy to share today’s news… Mare McHale is writing a book! That’s right: the CEO of Redhead Mare Media, radio announcer and frontrunner of the Mareathon has been spending some quality time at the keyboard these last few months, in an effort to tell her story. I’m proud to say I am playing a … Continue reading Secret’s out… Mare wrote a book!
UBC's Okanagan campus launched its inaugural campaign in 2018, telling stories of research and learning experiences uniquely available in Kelowna. I was proud to contribute to this initiative by writing two stories. Aging Well This story showcased researchers drawn to the Okanagan region's cluster of viticulture and wine production, and the unique and meaningful connections … Continue reading Telling the story of UBC Okanagan
The following story won the Neville Shanks Memorial Silver Award for Historical Writing, from the B.C.-Yukon Community Newspaper Association in 2006. Searching for Sidney Closure for family comes in Holland Coquitlam Now, Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 Geoff Peterson remembers when he first learned the name of RCAF Flying Officer Sidney Peterson. He was seven and … Continue reading Searching for Sidney: award winner
The following story won First Place at the Canadian Community Newspapers Association's Moosomin World-Spectator Award for Best Feature in 2003. Amanda's legacy is a rainbow for sick kids Coquitlam Now, Page 3: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002 The story of little Amanda Hillstrom from Port Moody has not only made many a skeptic believe in rainbow-coloured … Continue reading Amanda’s Rainbow: award winner