I am a Toronto writer of fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

My current work-in-progress, Destruction in Paradise: a Toronto Island Mystery features a six-foot policewoman stationed on Toronto Island in 1968. This book was completed under the mentorship of Canadian writer Marina Endicott through the Diaspora Dialogues program.

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. I hope to have Destruction in Paradise out soon!


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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