I am the author of the novel Advice for Taxidermists and Amateur Beekeepers (Stonehouse Publishing 2019), and the poetry collection A History of Touch (Guernica Editions 2022), as well as six chapbooks of poetry. I was a recipient of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Young Artist Prize in 2017 (nominated by Aritha van Herk) and a finalist for the 2018 Alberta Magazine Awards for my short story “All the Pretty Bones.” My fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in magazines and journals all over the world.
I hold a Masters Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary and a Masters Degree in Irish Folklore and Ethnology at University College Dublin. I attended the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry summer course at Queen's University Belfast in 2018 and 2020, and was a fellow of Summer Literary Seminars in Nairobi in December 2018. I attended the Writers Guild of Alberta Banff Centre Residency in February 2019 and worked with author Kimmy Beach as part of the 2019 WGA Mentorship Program.
I started Femmes Macabres with my close friend and twin flame, Stephanie Meloche in early 2020, as a passion project. Femmes Macabres is a folklore, history, and pop-culture podcast covering oddities, mysteries, and the macabre. Steph and I met while working on my chapbook The Sorceress Who Left Too Soon (Steph is the co-founder of Coven Editions) and solidified our friendship travelling around Ireland searching for ghosts and poison gardens. We've covered everything from the exploitation of the Dionne Quintuplets to Mary Toft, the woman who gave birth to rabbits, to the Radium Dial Painters' fight for justice in the US. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.
Raven's Wick Candle Company was founded in 2020. I craft bespoke, hand-poured soy candles in a variety of scents inspired by literature, history, and travel. Find the exclusively at Olive and Finch in High River, AB and on Instagram @ravenswickcandleco.
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