I am a writer and communications advisor living in Montreal, currently working for Concordia University.
I’ve also been a freelance writer for The Edmonton Journal and the warehouse, writing on psychogeography, oil, eco-gardening, and other exciting topics. My interviewees have included Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, author and former Rolling Stone editor James Howard Kunstler, and Shawn Micallef of Spacing Magazine. You can see a selection of what I’ve written here. I sometimes blog at Art Threat and the Paltry Sapien.
I love to write fiction. Blind Spot, my first novel, comes out in 2014 with the western-Canadian publisher, NeWest Press. My short story, “Missing Things,” was selected as a Top 25 finalist in Glimmer Train‘s Short Story Award for New Writers (2009). My stories, “The Comforts of Life” and “On the Bridge,” were semi-finalists in the Summer Literary Seminars contest in 2008 and 2009 respectively. This competition was organized by The Walrus, and other fine magazines.
Prior to my current job with Concordia, my communications work took me to McGill University, National Film Board of Canada, Bath Fitter, the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, the Alberta Teachers’ Association, and the Alberta Liberal Opposition.
Je parle français… C’est un atout ici à Montréal, il faut dire.
Some of my favourite authors – it’s impossible to pick just one – are Fyodor Dostoevsky, Virginia Woolf, Michel Houellebecq and Mordecai Richler. I am crazy about the short stories of Mavis Gallant.
To reach me, email firstname.lastname@example.org