From my studio office where I write and create visual art, I can view the rolling hills surrounding the hundred and two acres I share with husband, John. My debut collection consists of contemporary literary stories rooted in nonurban experiences.

“In your life there are a few places, or maybe only the one place, where something happened, and then there are all the other places.”
― Alice Munro, Too Much Happiness

“In small towns, news travels at the speed of boredom.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“City people. They may know how to street fight but they don’t know how to wade through manure.”
― Melina Marchetta, ‘On the Jellicoe Road’

“Rural life in the winter months was rugged: snow-blurred and alcohol-fueled, violent and fast.”
― John Irving, Last Night in Twisted River

“My head was a magpie’s nest lined with such bright scraps of information.”
― Alice Munro, Too Much Happiness

A few titles of stories I’ve written appear below.

  • Words for a Friend’s Headstone, Blank Spaces, Literary Magazine, Grey County, Ontario, June 2018
  • It’s an Oven in Here, Polar Expressions Anthology, BC, 2018
  • Something for Rain, The Belle Journal, USA, 2017
  • Crisp and Savoury, Five2One Magazine, 2016
  • Die Ordnung in Intercourse, Rhubarb Magazine, The Gender Issue, Volume 38, Winter 2015
  • Little More than a Boy, Severine Lit Mag, Volume 1, (Be)Longing 2015 (Scroll to page 11 to find the story)
  • A Threadbare Towel,  Synaesthesia Magazine, UK 2015
  • Heads of Candy Floss,The Bohemyth, Ireland  2014
  • Mayor der Wolf Meets the Three Little Pigs, The Steel Chisel, 2014
  • The Girl in the Crimson Shirt, Story & Picture, 2015

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