PDFs of my work
For general work samples, please visit the pages “Online” for links to recently published pieces. I plan to build a small library of my works below, so check back frequently for new work.
Here is “Battery,” which won Lit Pop 2015:
Here is a reading of “Smiley,” which won the 2014 CBC contest (fiction):
“The Lost Boy” was the first prize winner in the CBC Literary Awards in 2003. It’s about the uneasy relationship between a child and her mom during the internment. (I am now working on a novel based on this story, also called “The Lost Boy”):
“Territory” was the first prize winner in This Magazine’s short fiction contest. It’s about a woman leaving her husband for another woman:
“Hunger” won the Paragraph Erotic Fiction Prize and was reprinted in my book “Hunger.” It’s about a lesbian street kid who falls in love with an older woman:
“Sperm King” won the Prism International Short Fiction Award.
“Easter” is short fiction, quite short. Truth: An old woman lit her wheelchair-bound husband on fire for eating her chocolate Easter bunny. The rest is made up.
“The Arrival of Horses,” a short fiction that first appeared in Seventeen Magazine, and later reprinted in my collection “July Nights,” concerns a family caught up in the on-going battle between ranchers and the BLM over wild horses.
“Salt” is an essay about a second-trimester abortion I had as a teen. Trigger Warning. This piece first appeared in So to Speak, a Feminist Journal.
“Congratulations! It’s a Six Pound Eight Ounce Novel” is a send-up about writing a novel.
“21 Questions” is an often reprinted article I wrote on same-sex marriage in the mid-90s.
“Love Canal” is about the toxic waste in the town of the same name in NY State in the 70s. Currently, Canada is importing and incinerating toxic waste from the site. From “Body Rain,” Brick Books:
“Allergy” is a narration from the imagined voice of serial killer Ted Bundy’s mother. From “Body Rain,” Brick Books:
“Eclosure” is a lesbian love/sex poem and appears in my new book “Love Will Burst into a Thousand Shapes,” Caitlin Press:
“Woman with a Mango” is a poem from the perspective of Etta Cone, an art collector from Boston I believe fell in love with Gertrude Stein and was ousted by Alice’s arrival. From “Love Will Burst into a Thousand Shapes,” Caitlin Press, which can be purchased at amazon.ca or any independent bookstore:
My memoir, variously titled “Mondays are Yellow, Sundays are Grey” or “No More Hurt” (ebury/Random, UK) appeared on the Guardian’s Best Books of the Year list and was a Sunday Times bestseller. It’s available as an ebook here: http://www.amazon.com/No-More-Hurt-inspiring-nightmare-ebook/dp/B004XIVP4A