My work often explores the intersections of the human body, mental health, and gender identity. I am a recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts grant, a finalist in the 2023 CBC nonfiction prize, and a 2024 Pushcart nominee.
I hold a doctoral degree in English Pedagogy, particularly using story-based pedagogy to create equity in multicultural classrooms. My work appears in Blank Spaces Magazine, Reflex Press, The Daily Sci-Fi, Pulp Literature, and more. My two novellas-in-flash, The Clothes Make the Man and The Price of Cookies, are available through Ad Hoc Fiction and Off Topic Publishing respectively.
Under my former name, I published several novels with Sapphire Books Publishing, including two rainbow award winners and Writer's Digest first place in fantasy self-published book called Coyote Ate the Stars.
I have also published a how-to book for beginning novelists through Night River Press, along with several YouTube videos on the topic in a collaborative effort with my friend and colleague, Kimberly Cooper Griffin.
I am a U.S. transplant to Canada and after years as a permanent resident, just had my citizenship ceremony. I am now an official Canadian! (And yes, I cried during the ceremony.) I live in beautiful British Columbia with my wife and cat, Lord Gordo.
Updated: Though I haven't been able to bring myself to update my bio, I'm so sad to report that Lord Gordo the Magnificent died on September 15th, 2023. He is deeply loved and will be forever missed.