Dazzle Patterns short-listed for Amazon Canada First Novel Award

So thrilled and honoured to be among these fine writers!


Dazzle Patterns- Readings

 My novel (long in the works) came out this fall with Freehand Press (Calgary)



The official publication date was October 1st. I had a wonderul launch will be right here at home on Protection Island Beacon House Community Hall, on October 21, 2pm.

Fall was busy with readings in Victoria, Tofino, Toronto, Halifax, Edmonton, and Calgary (Freehand's hometown) where I read with another of their authors, Daniel Griffin (who read from his novel Two Roads Home).

The book made 49th Shelf's Top Fiction of 2017! It was also featured on the CBC Holiday Gift Guide 

If you are interested in reading about how I wrote the book you can go to an interview I did for CBC's How I Wrote It.


Dreaming of Painting in France? 

My good friend Kelley Aitken  and I are excited about returning for the seventh year. In September, 2018, we will be offering a workshop in the beautiful city of Lyon.

We're taking a break from our workshop in southwest France to scout possible new plein air sites to add to our repertoire. Follow the teaching page for updates.