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I've taught English literature, composition and creative writing at the Penticton campus since 2005. Before turning to teaching, I wrote for TV Guide, trade magazines, non-profit organizations, and government. In my courses, I especially love to explore quest literature, about journeys and adventures. My first book, A Pilgrim in Ireland: A Quest for Home, was published by Penguin in 2002. By the Secret Ladder: A Mother's Initiation came out in 2007. In 2011, Shelter, a novel, was published by Random House, Canada. It has since been released in the US, UK and Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and France. Red Fox Road, a novel for young readers, was published by Penguin in 2020. The sequel, Green Mountain Academy, will appear in fall 2022.
MFA, Creative Writing, University of British Columbia
BA, English, University of Winnipeg