Novelist, Journalist, Wordsmith.
My fiction, creative non-fiction, columns, and travel-writing have appeared in a range of Canadian and international publications. I’ve won the Fall 2015 Tethered by Letters fiction contest, the 2016 Frank McCourt prize for Creative Nonfiction, the Winter 2016/2017 Nonfiction prize from Causeway Lit, and the 2017 Fiction prize from Freefall Magazine.
The Quintland Sisters, my debut novel, was published in Canada, the United States, and internationally by William Morrow|Harper Collins|Harper360; it was one of the top 10 bestselling Canadian fiction books of 2019.
My second novel, The Leap Year Gene, will be published by HarperCollins Canada and Union Square Press (USA) in August 2024.
Born and raised in Vancouver, I’ve lived in Montreal, Cape Town, and the Middle East. I studied English Lit at McGill University and did a graduate degree in journalism at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver. I divide my time between Kelowna and Sechelt, BC, and telecommute to a full-time job as the Editorial Director for the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York, NY, which includes serving as the Managing Editor at the cardiology news website, TCTMD. Before that, I worked for more than 14 years as a writer, then editor, at theheart.org | Medscape Cardiology, owned by WebMD. I was also the Global News Director for Medscape France and Medscape Germany.