About My Writing

Writing for the WORLD OF WORK

I write features, reviews, essays, web copy, books, educational resources – anything with a specific purpose, a designated  audience…and a deadline.

And did I mention that I’m an editor, too?

Writing for any situation and any reader. Producing correct and compelling copy. Demonstrating creativity and clarity. That’s what you can expect from me.

I’m currently working for Curling Canada as the Coordinator of Web Content Services – which means I write and edit content for this national sports organization’s website, as well as manage other writers and content-related projects on Curling.ca.

Writing for KIDS

Novels, books for early readers, lots of short stories and many projects in progress – I’m a kidlit writer too, and a long-time member of the Canadian Society for Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers, as well as The Writers’ Union of Canada and The Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

Novels:

Wild Dog Summer (Nelson, 1990; Pugwash Publishers, 2004)
The Legacy (Nelson, 1991)
Abby and the Curling Chicks (Pugwash Publishers, 2003)
The Toymaker’s Son (Pugwash Publishers, 2005)

Early Readers/Second Language Learners:

The Ugly Duckling (Caramel Tree, 2012)
Andrew and the Babysitter (Caramel Tree, 2012)
Joey and the Firehall Ghost (Caramel Tree, 2013))

Short Stories:

Dude, Volume 1: An anthology of stories for boys (2012)
John Rae: Explorer (Kayak Mag, 2013)
Riot in Regina (Kayak Mag, 2012)
Looking for Franklin (Kayak Mag, 2011)