I am a Toronto writer of fiction, poetry and non-fiction.
My novel Destruction in Paradise: a Toronto Island Mystery won the 2018 Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for best unpublished crime fiction. This book features a six-foot policewoman stationed on Toronto Island in 1968 when a murder occurs that will change her life and the life of all Islanders.
Destruction in Paradise was inspired by my father's stories about policing the Island in the 1960's. I've had great fun interviewing veteran female officers as well as long-time Toronto Islanders while researching my book. This book is the first in a series of Toronto Island mysteries and I hope to have it out soon!