I grew up in the Okanagan and have lived on Vancouver Island, in South Korea, and in Australia. I now live back in the valley, where I teach Creative Writing at Okanagan College and raise my three children. My first book of poetry, (kerplnk): a verse novel of development, was published in 2005 with Kalamalka Press. My second book of poetry, Tight Wire, was published in 2016 with Mother Tongue Publishing. Tight Wire was on the ReLit Long Shortlist for 2017.
Most recently I won the Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Award for Best Suite by an Emerging Writer 2016/2017. The suite is the core of a new verse manuscript called Little Red, which was published with Mother Tongue Publishing in Spring 2019.
I have also been shortlisted for the Ralph Gustafson Prize for the Best Poem, for the Pacific Spirit Poetry Contest and for the Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry for Best Suite by an Established Writer.