Word Wrestlers is a summer writing camp for children aged 8-12 years old. As mentor, I developed the structure and curriculum as well as leading workshops.
My duties at Arsenal consisted of editing, proof-reading, compiling reader reports, and preparing manuscripts for design.
The New Shoots Anthology features writing from high school students in Vancouver. As editor, I selected
and edited pieces for publication.
I was responsible for PRISM’s three annual literary contests, securing contest judges, promotion, and
managed a team of contest readers. I was also the editor of prismmagazine.ca, editing reviews and
interviews and writing feature content and weekly writing prompts. I also ran PRISM international’s social
media and general marketing.
I have worked in a variety of genres in introductory and intermediate undergraduate courses, including a general introduction course to creative writing, fiction, and writing for children and young adults. In the intermediate course for writing children and young adults, I led weekly classes, facilitated workshops, and graded and provided feedback for assignments.
Through the New Shoots program, run by UBC’s Creative Program and the Vancouver School Board, I mentored high school students in creative writing. I taught craft, introducing a variety of genres, and facilitated workshops. I also edited and provided individual feedback for each student.
As Theatre Editor of meg.ie, based in Dublin, Ireland, I reviewed plays and interviewed theatre practitioners. I also managed a team of writers, organised reviews, communicated with theatres’ marketing and PR, and uploaded the website’s online content.
In this intimate, sexy novel, two lesbian couples living next door to each other one summer in cottage country find each of their relationships at a crossroads. One woman celebrates her fiftieth birthday, which causes her to reconsider what she wants out of life and her partner; the other couple are the parents of a new baby, which cannot conceal the turmoil of their relationship. Weekend is a... read more
The act of adopting children, and the processes and politics around it, have changed drastically in recent decades, mostly for the better. Still, many prospective adoptive parents remain bewildered or apprehensive, and those who have adopted find themselves struggling in ways they hadn't anticipated.Thicker Than Blood is a comprehensive yet down-to-earth look at adoptive parenting in the twent... read more
In this fast and furious crime novel set in 1983, a sex worker named Irina absconds with a shipment of drugs and $300,000 in dirty money, setting into motion a wild chain reaction involving bounty hunters, corrupt cops, low-brow scammers, and her bewildered, straight-laced ex-husband. Add to this devil's brew the intoxicating settings of sushi bars, nightclubs, and New Wave art galleries circa... read more
With an eye for style and appreciation for seasonal ingredients, the proprietors of Chowgirls Killer Catering, one of the Midwest's leading catering companies, share their inspired ideas for delicious appetizers, small plates, and cocktails that are perfect for home entertaining. Amy Lynn Brown and Heidi Andermack were early adopters of the local, organic, sustainable, and seasonal approach to... read more
Set in the early 1990s, Ashley Little’s follow-up to her award-winning novel Anatomy of a Girl Gang introduces readers to eleven-year-old Tucker Malone—the only child of a narcoleptic touring stripper—who believes his father is Sam Malone, the Boston barkeep who regularly appears on Tucker’s TV screen. He and his mother move from motel to motel until, one night in Niagara Falls, his mother is ... read more
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PhD with 10+years as editor and proofreader for nonfiction and plays. Author of two successful books and four plays.
I've worked in children's/YA trade and school publishing for 30 years, run The Purple Crayon website, and offer editing and consulting.