November 13, 2014

For the fourth year in a row, I had the pleasure of writing a handful of profiles for Avenue's 

annual Top 40 Under 40 issue. Each year, the Edmonton magazine honours a wide range of young professionals excelling in all kinds of different fields. 


I had the pleas...

November 1, 2014


On a whim, I submitted a board book I'd written during an MFA course last year (Writing for children, with Maggie deVries) to the Surrey International Writers Conference annual writing contest.


I was delighted to find out in late October that I'd received an ho...

October 18, 2014

A couple of years ago, Ikea put out a cheeky ad that imagined life as we know it without

textiles (that's right - no pillows, blankets, carpets, clothing, or uplholstery whatsoever). In it, a man wearing a cardboard suit and squeeky-ball shoes, and a woman wearing a dre...

August 28, 2014

In the August 2014 issue of Avenue, I wrote the Decor story: a profile of a home in Crestwood (which is, coincidentally, the Edmonton neighbourhood I grew up in).


After snagging a property in this coveted neighbourhood during the real estate boom, the Dodd family event...

July 21, 2014

Welcome to my new website! At long last, I've merged my writing/editing and art/illustration work into a single site. I've also launched a blog where I will post updates about my work, writing and art generally, and what my colleagues in the community are up to.



July 1, 2014

It’s my seven-year freelance-iversary!


I went solo in 2007 after just a few years in the biz. I’d gotten my start at my alma mater’s student newspaper, the Gateway, where I volunteered before snagging an editorial position. After graduating with my Bachelor of Arts (ho...

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