I have begun a new life at the dog park

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 in Blog

We go there every evening, the puppy and I, sometimes mornings too if I can wrench myself out of bed early enough. She pulls me through quiet streets and the sandal-flattened grasses of the park and then down a main road and then along the highway and then, finally, to the gated stretch of green. First […]

On (not) being silenced

Posted on May 12, 2017 in Blog

There a lot of things I can say about this week. It was a week started off so well—in a happy post-FOLD haze, the Monday off, a chance to sleep in and take in some poetry during the day (thanks, Gary Barwin!) before trundling back home for a nap. I averaged about 4.5 hours of […]

The Centaur’s Wife!

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 in Blog, News

I am so thrilled to announce that my new novel, THE CENTAUR’S WIFE, will be published next year by Random House Canada. I’ve been sitting on this news for some time and it’s so exciting to finally be able to share it! Big big thanks as always to Samantha Haywood at Transatlantic Agency for arranging […]

The Politics of Passing

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in Blog

I am a disabled writer. I am also a writer who’s queer. I am a disabled writer. I am a queer writer. Most days, I find it so hard to say this.

And then there are days

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in Blog

Like today, when everything falls into place and I can balance life and work and writing and I think: this is okay, this is more than enough. I have more of these days now, which is such a blessing. I’m so thankful.

Let’s Talk

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 in Blog

I have a new essay up over at Little Fiction | Big Truths today. It’s the first essay–the first thing in general–that I’ve published in over a year. Almost two years. And the reason that I haven’t published anything has a lot to do, in a way, with what this essay explores. And while I’ve […]

Somewhere between sorrow and bliss

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 in Blog

I’ve been holding off a little on the New Year’s post that I’ve nonetheless been wanting to make–partly because I want, of course, to make sure that all of my thoughts are in order, but mostly because I feel guilty talking about my version of 2016 when so many other things have happened. Hard things, […]

A time for writing, a time for life

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 in Blog

Everything is different now, all of a sudden and not. I’m moving in a few days. I’m also changing jobs. New job, new house, new life.

What kind of life

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in Blog

I’ve been back at work at the hospital now for a few weeks, after a lovely summer of travel and writing and more travel and thinking, thinking all of the time. It was a good few months. One might even call them magical, in their quiet wondrous way. And now I am back in the […]

Letting go, again

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 in Blog

Last week, my bag was stolen at Word on the Street. I was there (wo)manning the FOLD tent, along with a few other wonderful FOLD volunteers. I’d placed my backpack underneath the table, where it had been hidden by the black tablecloth. What I didn’t realize at the time–and feel more than a little sheepish […]