improving your writing

Join me, along with Simon and Shuster Canada's Nita Pronovost, for an afternoon workshop on how to take your writing to the next level. We'll discuss tips and tools to help you add that extra bit of polish. Part of the International Festival of Authors. More info.

Next chapter interview

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but everyone could use a few tips. I talk beauty trends from the past to the present on CBC Radio's The Next Chapter. Listen to the segment here

Natural Order picked as aurora's One Book

My second novel, Natural Order, was selected as the 2017 One Book One Aurora title. You can read more about it here

Next Chapter Interview

Does your home look like a pigsty? I'm here to help you clean it up. I talk about the art of de-cluttering on CBC Radio's The Next Chapter. Listen to the segment here

My letter to George Michael

I wrote a letter to George Michael after his passing on Christmas Day. It was published on NOW Magazine's website. You can read it here.

Next chapter interview

I was on CBC Radio's The Next Chapter talking about what I think will be the next big trends. Get out that macrame choker you've been hoarding since the seventies because it's about to get BIG. Listen to the full segment here.


Do you need a little self-help in your life? I recently discussed three bestselling self-help books on CBC Radio's The Next Chapter. Listen to the segment here

NExt chapter interview          

It's the new year and you know what that means. Diets. I dished on three diet books with Shelagh Rogers on CBC Radio One's The Next Chapter. Listen to the segment here.

Natural Order Makes Underrated Books list

Better under than over, as they say. My second novel, Natural Order, recently made CBC Books' list of 12 Underrated Canadian Novels You Need To Read. Check out the full list.

Ask the Agony Editor

You've got questions. I've got answers. My Quill & Quire advice column, "Ask the Agony Editor," grapples all the tough questions authors have, like, "What do I do with leftover drink tickets?" and "How come other authors are ignoring me?" If you have a question you want me to answer, email it to or send it directly to me at