A little about me. A graduate of the Humber School of Writing, my first novel Dollybird received the 2014 Willa Literary Award for historical fiction and was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award. A new poem was recently included in the anthology Gush: Menstrual Manifestos for our Time (Frontenac House, 2018), and other stories and poems appear in anthologies and magazines. I was grateful to receive the 2018 Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts Literary Award, a prize of $6,000 to use toward work on my current project, a novel set in and about the Indonesian War of Independence.
I have also been fortunate to receive funding from both the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Canada Council for work on this new project and I thank them here.
Saskatchewan born and raised, I have a Political Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and, not to toot my own horn, am an award winning freelance writer and a no-awards, but damn good, farmer. Our four grown children have flown the coop and I live with my husband and dog near Weyburn, Saskatchewan.