Book Announcement: Lift


Friends, I have a book coming out.

It looks like this. It’s available for pre-order, and will arrive on your doorstep on May 1, 2019 from Thistledown Press.

Vancouver, there will be a book launch on Wednesday, May 22nd. For Victoria folk, Tuesday, May 14th. Saint John kindred, mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 25th (I know, it’s a long way away - I need to fly to you, bear with me).

It’s taken me forty minutes to write this post, because I don’t have the words. But it’s taken me years to be able to type this announcement, and I’m not taking any bit of it for granted.

I have a book coming out.

In Review: Stray

I’ve had the privilege of reading some truly accomplished debut collections, and Allison LaSorda’s Stray is at the top of this list. I feel like LaSorda could teach a masterclass on line breaks, and follow it up with tips on how to skewer and cradle at the same time. Her work is so intentional. You can find my full review in Arc here, and if you need me, I’ll be over in my corner taking copious notes.


Boobs is Launched!

I am happy to announce that Boobs is now out in the world! Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts was launched this past Friday at Heartwood Community Cafe, and the evening made me both laugh and cry with its wonderfulness. (Literally - I teared up more than once.) The readings spanned familiar topics including bra shopping and friend envy, introduced us to stories of illness and perseverance, and took a brave and bawdy look at all things breast. It was tops.

Pics are below, photo credit to the collection's fabulous editor Ruth Daniell.

If you would like to procure a copy of your very own Boobs, it can be purchased here, or ask your local indie!



Exciting news, friends: I get to spend this entire post talking about boobs! And not just the body parts - I get to recommend to you the collection "Boobs: Women explore what it means to have breasts," forthcoming this spring from Caitlin Press.

Made up of stories and poetry, and edited by my lovely fellow UBC-grad Ruth Daniell, "Boobs" promises to be a delight and a challenge, a book about breasts like there's never been before. My non-fiction piece "The Exhibitionist" is included in its pages, and I'm beyond pleased to be amongst such a fine company of writers (seriously, check out the line-up here). I'm not always comfortable talking about bodies, so this is an exercise in doing things that feel scary. And wherever you fall on the breast-appreciation spectrum, there is likely to be a story in this anthology that speaks to you.

There will be a book launch coming soon, and I'll be sure to post details. Until then, pre-order your copy, and may your cups runneth over! (Yay? Nay? Boob jokes, yes?)