I am a writer and teacher living in Toronto, Canada.

I invite you to read samples of my short fiction, including my winning entry in the Writers Union of Canada Postcard Competition.For the non-fiction lover, I have published articles on topics ranging from salsa dancing to genetic testing. They’re here too.

I’ve just completed a literary novel The Monkey Charm for those who like suspense mixed in with their domestic drama. The Monkey Charm made it to the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest. It also was awarded a Toronto Arts Council grant and two Ontario Arts Council grants. I am pitching the manuscript to literary agents as we speak.

My current work-in-progress is a murder mystery that takes place on Toronto Island. My father was a police officer on the island during the 1960’s. His stories about this “paradise in the city” inspired me to set my novel in this unique historical setting.


I have read my work at a variety of venues ranging from schools to libraries to cozy one-room bars. Read More »


I began my creative career by writing short fiction, so these narratives have a close place in my heart. Read More »


My first publication was a humorous account of my friend’s marriage. I enjoy writing opinion... Read More »
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