My new baby (#2)

I’ve been mostly offline lately, once again, because–ta da!–my husband and I welcomed our second child into the world. We’ve named him Henry and we are absolutely over-the-moon in love. The little-big guy arrived safely on the last day of April and we are so thrilled to have a happy, healthy family of four. We’reContinue reading “My new baby (#2)”

Read Local BC says: Snuggle up with a good book this Valentine’s Day

Oh, how lovely—my book, The Brightest Thing (available for purchase now!), gets a generous shout-out this week by Read Local BC as one of their recommended reads. Be sure to check out their recommended books; many of them were already on my “to read” list! The Brightest Thing is definitely appropriate reading for Valentine’s DayContinue reading “Read Local BC says: Snuggle up with a good book this Valentine’s Day”

The Brightest Thing forthcoming early 2019 with Caitlin Press

  I’m excited to announce that my first book of poetry, The Brightest Thing, is forthcoming early next year with Caitlin Press (and it has a beautiful fairy tale cover)! Read all about it on the publisher’s online catalogue. And stay tuned for launch party details–I can’t wait to share this book with you!

Book launch for GUSH June 20 in Vernon

The Okanagan launch for GUSH: Menstrual Manifestos for Our Times (Frontenac Press) is being held at the Caetani Culture Centre in Vernon, BC on June 20, 2018 at 7pm. I’ll be there–I hope to see you!

GUSH anthology forthcoming from Frontenac House

Check it out! Gush, an anthology about menstruation forthcoming from Frontenac House, is soon to be released! I’m thrilled to be a contributor.

My new baby

I’ve been mostly offline lately because–ta da!–my baby was born. My husband and I welcomed a baby girl. We’ve named her Rose and we are absolutely over-the-moon in love. She arrived safely on the first of November and we’re all doing very well. We’re being very careful about not sharing images of our baby online,Continue reading “My new baby”

Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food

I’m excited to share the news that I’m one of the contributing writers to Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food, edited by Rachel Rose. The book will be published by Anvil Press this coming fall. Profits from the book are shared with refugee and low-income families through the BC Farmers MarketContinue reading “Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food”

Final Swoon Event on Saturday, May 13 in Vancouver

Please join me and my wonderful co-host Sierra for a love-filled evening of literature and cheesecake! It’s bittersweet but true: this coming Swoon event–on Saturday, May 13–will be the last Swoon event. Sierra and I are so so so proud of the community of love that’s built up around our little reading series, and it’s toughContinue reading “Final Swoon Event on Saturday, May 13 in Vancouver”

New poem in issue seventeen of (parenthetical) magazine

I’m pleased to pass on the news that my poem “Half-Shark” has found a home! This little weird poem is inspired by sibling love, My Little Pony, and the ’90s cartoon Street Sharks and its action figures. I’m really excited the poem has been included in issue seventeen of  (parenthetical), thanks to the amazing team at words(on)pages. Nicole Brewer and WilliamContinue reading “New poem in issue seventeen of (parenthetical) magazine”

Speech Arts Adjudicator for the 2017 Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance, & Speech Arts Festival

I’m pleased to pass on the news that I have agreed to be the adjudicator for all the speech arts and drama sessions of the 2017 Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance, & Speech Arts Festival! The exact dates will be confirmed as we get closer to spring 2017, but you can find more information through the Festival’sContinue reading “Speech Arts Adjudicator for the 2017 Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance, & Speech Arts Festival”