Publications

Books

  • The Most Heartless Town in Canada. A novel published by Anvil Press in Vancouver, 2016.The Most Heartless Town in Canada
  • Hello, Sweetheart. A collection of short stories published by Enfield & Wizenty in  Winnipeg, 2014. Hello, Sweetheart
  • Valery The Great. A collection of short stories published by Anvil Press in Vancouver, 2012. Valery the Great
  • Going Fast. A novel.  Spring 2009 by Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton. Going Fast
  • The Watermelon Social. A collection of short stories published by Gaspereau Press in Kentville, N.S., in 2006.  The Watermelon Social

Writing Contests

  • Second place in Fish Publishing Short Story Contest in Ireland for Something Pretty, Something Nice
  • Fish Publishing Contest
  • Final three in Journey Prize Stories contest for The Watermelon Social 
  • Journey
  • Winner of Other Voices Annual Short Fiction Contest for Valery the Great
  • Winner of Pottersfield Portfolio’s Compact Fiction Contest for Bad Boys
  • Winner of the Saturday Night diamond contest
  • Winner of the H.R. (Bill) Percy Award given out by the Nova Scotia Writers’ Federation for the best unpublished novel in Atlantic Canada
  • Finalist for John and Margaret Savage First Book Award
  • ReLit awards longlist twice
  • Shortlisted CBC Literary Awards for Maurice
  • Short list FreeFall short story contest
  • Runner-up Salty Ink short story contest for The Favourite Nephew

Anthologies and Literary Journals

  • Short story entitled: Would You Recommend Us?

The Offbeat,  Michigan State University, January, 2017

  • Short story entitled The Gates of Heaven

The Danforth Review,  March 2016. Read here

  • Short story entitled Dear Readers

Galleon, Fall 2015

  • Short story entitled Rating Dr. Chestnut

Geist No. 96, Spring 2015 Read here

  • Short story entitled Two Truths and a Lie

Danforth Review Fiction #49, 2014 Read here

  • Short story entitled Something Pretty, Something Nice

Fish Anthology, Ireland, 2013 Fish

  • Short story entitled Bittersweet Bratislava

subTerrain, Volume 7, Issue # 61, 2013

  • Short story entitled Siegfried

The Dalhousie Review, 93.2, 2013

  • Short story entitled I Saw a Pirate Last Night

subTerrain 25th Anniversary Issue, 2013

  •  Short story entitled Victor

Front & Centre, Edition # 26, 2011

  • Short story entitled Pollock Press Wants Your Stories

Riddle Fence, Edition # 7, 2010

  • Short story entitled A Great Nation

Front & Centre, Issue # 23, 2010

  • Short story entitled Maurice

subTerrain, Volume 6, Number 51, 2009

  • Short story entitled The Favourite Nephew

Other Voices, Volume 21, Number 2, Spring 2009

  • Short story entitled Hank Williams is Coming to Save Us

Qwerty, Issue 24, Fall 2009

  • Short story entitled Freud’s Ratman was Conflicted

The Puritan, Number 7, Summer 2008

  • Short story entitled I Visited the Grand Canyon

Room, Volume 30.4, Fall 2007 Read here

  • Short story entitled Queen of the Losers

Gaspereau Gloriatur Volume II Prose, Fall 2007

  • Short story entitled Little Eric

The Fiddlehead, 230, Winter 2007

  • Short story entitled The Houdini

The Dalhousie Review, 86.2, Summer 2006

  • Short story entitled Valery the Great

Other Voices, Volume 18, No. 2, Winter 2005

  • Short story entitled Lulu Says She’s Sorry

Room of One’s Own, Volume 28:2, Spring/Summer 2005

  • Short story entitled The Watermelon Social

The Journey Prize Stories (Anthology #16, 2004) McClelland & Stewart Ltd.

  • Short story entitled The Watermelon Social

The Antigonish Review 132, Winter 2003

  • Short story entitled Bad Boys

Pottersfield Portfolio, Volume 22, Number 1, Autumn/Winter 2001

  • Short story entitled Merry Christmas Wherever You Are

Gaspereau Review 14, Winter 2001

  • Poem entitled The Parade

Published in Black Heart Magazine, Austin, Texas, Oct. 2011

From the author:

I once placed second in a writing contest that had only two placings: first and second. First prize was a yellow Volkswagen beetle, second, six books. #worstprizeever. I won a 300-word writing contest and that prize was a diamond ring. #bestprizeever