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, will be published in Canada and the United States by William Morrow|Harper Collins), and internationally, through Harper360 in early 2019.
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 now divide my time between a full-time home in Kelowna, Canada, and a full-time job in New York, NY, where I’m the Editorial Director at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and 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.
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