See “What Writers are Reading


I’ve written for anthologies, periodicals, journals, weeklies, newsletters, websites and other publications over the years. Here is a sampling:


The Yards

Summer 2016         “Hidden Gem of the Season: Get Cooking”

SNAPLine                 Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists

Winter 2015              “The Way of the Book: A Look Inside Antiquarian Book Restoration with Alex McGuckin”

WestWord Magazine

Nov/Dec 2015            “Plan to Write: Creating an Effective Writing Strategy”

Filling Station

#60 [Fall 2014]           “Telegram Memories”

On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic

(in an ongoing capacity since 2009)

Summer 2016           “Paulo da Costa: An Addiction to Words”

Winter 2015               “Krista D. Ball: Making an Impression”

Fall 2015                     “Colleen Anderson — Poet”

Fall 2014                      “A Chance Encounter with Janet K. Nicolson”

Summer 2014              “Mikey Hamm: String Theory and Hairy Slugs”

Spring 2014                 “Chris Tarry: A Life of Words and Music”

Winter 2014                 “Adria Laycraft and the Writer’s Way”

Summer 2013              “Leslie Brown: The Storyteller”

Spring 2013                 “The Past and Future Worlds of Ron Collins”

Jasper Fitzhugh

August 2014                 “Visionary on a Role”

Enjoy Gardening

Summer 2010             “Wine 101: An Introduction to the World of Wine”

Spring 2010                 “A Little Night Magic: Nighttime Gardening”


In Their Own Words: The Girls of Atsikana Pa Ulendo Tell Their Stories 

2011                              Prairie Dog Publishing — editor, researcher, writer

Christmas Chaos

2010                             Prairie Dog Publishing — editor, writer

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters Anthology

2010                            “White Curtains and Flowered Wallpaper”

How I Shot My Brother & Other Stories

2009                            Prairie Dog Publishing — editor, writer

Treasures of the Heart: A Generation Bridge — Multicultural Heritage Centre (publisher)

2001                            “Grandpa’s Teddy Bear”

Many Faces – One Heart — Multicultural Heritage Centre (publisher)


  • “Dinner and … “Dance?””
  • “The Law Marches West”
  • “Henry Burke – Generally “Otis””
  • “Cornelia Railey Wood” (with Marie Rutter)
  • “Laura Merrick”



Weaving A Malawi Sunrise: A Woman, A School, A People

2015                                University of Alberta Press

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Here are a few links to presentations and interviews I’ve given and articles written about my work:

Foreword Reviews‘ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Winner — Education (Adult Nonfiction)

Let’s NOT Talk: Silencing the Climate — My presentation for the CLIMATE CHANGE: VIEWS FROM THE HUMANITIES Conference (May 2016)

Blacklock’s Reporter Review — One Day at the Rotary Club

High School Model United Nations — Presentation to the WHO on Education in SubSaharan Africa (Feb. 2016)

University of Alberta International Week — “Weaving the Future: Empowering Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa Through Education” (Jan. 2016)

Weaving a Malawi Sunrise Review — Dean Wood’s review for the Rotary District 5370 Newsletter (2015)

Pipelines from the Oil Sands to the World — the text to a portion of the presentation I gave at the panel discussion presented by the University of Alberta’s Oil Sands Delegation (2015)

CJSR Interview: Framing Ethical Oil — not entirely humiliating — thankfully (2013)

The Framing of Evidence and Argument — my presentation at the 14th Annual Parkland Institute Conference (2013)

SSHRC Storytellers — my proposal to SSHRC Storytellers, which gave me the opportunity to present at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2013

Exploring the Ethical Oil Debate — on my thesis research (2013)

Local Publishing House Travels to Malawi for Rat Roasting Stories — cleverly titled local commentary on Prairie Dog Publishing’s anthology, In Their Own Words: The Girls of Atsikana Pa Ulendo Tell Their Stories (2009)

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If you are in the Edmonton area, I will come to speak at your book club, Rotary Club, school, library, or service club. Email me for details:


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