Awards & Publications

“The most successful and pleasurable writing comes from being in a state of wonder. Finding that fine balance between will and surrender; between skill and letting the pen run free, is when that magic can happen.”

The following are some examples of what came from that very state of wonder //

2020//   What I Remember is This, runner-up, WOW! Women On Writing Q4 2020 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest, published online in WOW magazine.

2020//   Terminal, flash fiction, published online in Big Whoopie Deal

2018 //   Drive, 2nd place in K. Valerie Memorial Poetry Contest
2018 //   Once We Were Sad, 1st place in WOW-Women on Writing’s Creative Non-fiction Essay Contest,
published in Wow
2017 //   Misconception, 1st place in The Writing District’s September short prose competition,
published in The Writing District Magazine
2017 //   The Me of Us, Berlin,1976 published in Room Magazine, issue 40.2
2017 //   What the Living Do (First two chapters) 1st place in Lazuli Literary Group’s writing contest,
published in Azure Magazine’s Winter  issue
2016 //   Tender Fruit, 1st place in 23rd annual Writers’ Union of Canada’s short prose contest
2015 //   Misconception, 1st place winner in Scugog Council for the Arts short prose contest
2015 //   Running Shoes, flash fiction challenge winner in The Word Weaver
2015 //   In Response, Winner, WCYR’s Poetry & Roses contest
2014 //   Work Boots on Wall Street, CanWrite! Short Story Competition runner-up, published in the Canadian Authors Association’s CanWrite! Anthology 2015
2014 //   Closing Circle and The Soft One, long-listed WCDR prose contest,
published in the Renaissance Anthology 2014.
2014 //   Second Coming, CAA Leacock Simcoe Erotic Prose Contest 2nd place
2013 //   Chicks, 2nd place, published online in Flash Fiction
2013 //   Finalist, Poetry & Roses competition, with the poem, Ceremony
2013 //   Runner-up in Freefall Writing Competition with Still Life with Coconut
2012 //  What’s Left, 1st prize in Whispered Words short prose contest, judged by Antanas Sileika, published in Whispered Words Anthology
2011 //  Choose the Hammock, short story published in carte blanche literary magazine
and submitted to the Journey Prize and Canadian Magazine Awards
2011 // Four short pieces published in Being Unquiet Anthology

2012 //  Received Ontario Arts Council grant through the Writers’ Reserve Program
2012 //  Received  Writers’ Community of Durham Region grant