Tower, my novella, is available directly from my publisher, Fish Gotta Swim Editions.  Ottawa bookstores, including Perfect Books and Books on Beechwood, currently have copies in stock. Or you can ask your own local independent bookstore to order a copy for you (and a few more for their shelves!).

Apples and Rose, my poetry chapbook, is available from the publisher, above/ground press. Cost is $4 plus shipping. You can also order my fiction micro-chapbook Shards from its publisher, Coven Editions. Cost is $5 plus shipping.


My poetry collection Light-carved Passages can now only be purchased by contacting me via email at I  also have a handful of remaining copies of my chapbook of poems Portal Stones available for sale.

Light-carved Passages  is $14 and the price for Portal Stones is $6, both including postage within Canada. For outside Canada, please contact me with details and I'll let you know the additional cost for shipping.


I am available for readings, and eligible for funding via programs of the League of Canadian Poets and/or The Writers' Union of Canada. I'd love to bring Tower  to Quebec and throughout Ontario, and always very happy to return home to Western Canada. I would be pleased to meet with book clubs.

I can also offer small-group workshops, with or without critiquing of participants' work. Past topics include "Ariadne's Web: finding your way into and out of the poem" and "The 'I of a Poem: thinking of voice and authenticity".

Finally, I would delighted to hear from you if my writing has moved (or infuriated) you in any way, if you have questions, or just to talk about writing and community.


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