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Writing CV



2013-2015        MFA in Creative Writing, UBC. (Thesis advisor: Andreas Schroeder).

2007                 Certificate in Creative Writing, The Writer’s Studio, SFU. (Mentor: Wayde Compton).

2006-2007        2-year Diploma in Languages, UBC. 

1994-1997        B.Ed. Elementary French Immersion, University of Calgary.


Writing Programs


2012                 Sage Hill Writing, Non-fiction Workshop (Mentor: John Vaillant).

2011                 Banff Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program (Mentor: Marni Jackson).

2010                 Banff Wired Writing (Mentor: Connie Gault).

2009                 Vancouver Manuscript Intensive (Mentor: Betsy Warland).


Work Experience


2009-2011        French Immersion Teacher-On-Call, North Vancouver School District No. 44.

2007-2009        French Teacher-On-Call, Mulgrave School, West Vancouver, B.C.

2005-2010        Self-employed French Tutor, North Vancouver, B.C.

1997-2003 ­       French Immersion grade 2/3 Teacher, Rocky Mountain School District No. 6.


Workshops and Other Writing Related Work Experiences 


Apr 2019          Guest Author for Yukon Public Libraries (Gave talks in 7 Yukon libraries and schools).

July 2018          Memoir Workshop, How to Write a Memoir in Less Than 12 Years, Atlin Lit Up. 




Fall 2023          Gripped Magazine, Book Review of “Instead,” Maria Coffey. 

Fall 2022          Gripped Magazine, Book Review of “Lights to Guide Me Home,” Megan Ward.

Sum 2022         Alpinist Magazine, “Swamp Thing.”

Spr 2021           Alpinist Magazine, “First Climb.”

Aug 2018          LIT HUB, “When Your Imposter Syndrome is Out of Control: A Reading List to Combat Self-Doubt.”

Apr 2018          Random House (Canada) and Counterpoint Press (U.S), End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood.

May 2018         Catapult “A Memoirist’s Terror and Insight: Writing My Ex-Husband on the Page.”

Sum 2014         Explore, “Hot on Your Heels.”

Sum 2014         Mountain Life, “Profile: Melissa Sheridan.”

2013                 Rock, Paper, Fire: The Best of Mountain and Wilderness Writing, “End of the Rope.”

2012                 Room, Issue 35.2, “God or Boys.”

2010                 Still Running: North Shore Writers’ Association Anthology, “MMA Fighter Mom.”

2007                 Emerge, SFU Anthology, “Canadian Pushover.”

Mar 2007          Faith Lost and Found, The National Post, “Who’s the Real Christian?”

May 2007         Facts & Arguments, The Globe & Mail, “I Married a Stuntman.”

2006                 Writing From the Edge: North Shore Writers’ Assoc. Anthology, “The Big Sex Talk.”


Writing Awards


2013                 Scholarship from BC Arts Council, $6,000.

2020                 Short-listed for the 3-Day Novel Contest. 

2018                 1st Place, Shextreme Adventure Book Competition, Bristol, U.K.

2018                 Category Finalist, Mountain Literature, Banff Mountain Book Competition.

2012                 Short-listed for Prism’s Non-Fiction Contest. 

2011                 1st Place Non-Fiction Winner for Room Magazine. 

2011                 Short-listed for Story-teller’s Award for Surrey International Writer’s Conference. 

2010                 1st Place Non-Fiction Winner for the North Shore Writer’s Association Contest. 

2009                 2nd Place Fiction Winner for the Vancouver International Reader’s and Writer’s Festival. 

2008                 Short-listed for Literary Writes, BC Federation of Writers. 

2006                 2nd Place Non-Fiction Winner for the North Shore Writer’s Association Contest. 


Readings, Panels and Interviews

Apr 2024          (upcoming) Squamish Writers Reading, Brackendale Art Gallery, (participant).

Nov 2018         Book Presentation, Unique Lives, North Vancouver.

Nov 2018          Panel Member, “Out of Bounds,” Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival.

Nov 2018          Book Presentation, Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival.

Oct 2018           Book Event, “Starting Over,” Vancouver Writers Festival.

Oct 2018           Book Event, “Lives Off Road,” Vancouver Writers Festival.

Oct 2018           Panel Member, “Writing Mountains,” Thinking Mountains Conference, Banff.

Sep 2018          Book Event, Salt Spring Public Library, (with Angie Abdou & Hal Wake).

Sep 2018          Book Event, Vancouver Public Library, (with Angie Abdou & Hal Wake).

July 2018          Book Event, Atlin Lit Up Festival, (with Joanna Lilley & Peter Jickling).

May 2018         Book Presentation, Telluride MountainFilm Festival, (with Jenni Lowe-Anker).

May 2018         Book Presentation, Squamish Library. 

Apr 2018          Book Talk, Third Place Books, Portland, OR. (with Carol Shaben and Rachel Rose).

Apr 2018          Book Talk, Annie Bloom’s Books, Seattle, WA. (with Carol Shaben and Rachel Rose).

Apr 2018          Book Talks and Launches: Golden, Vancouver, Squamish, BC, Canmore, AB.

Apr 2018 ­         Book Event, In Conversation with Angie Abdou, Fernie & Kimberley B.C.

Apr 2018          Book Talk, In Conversation with Jayme Moye, Nelson, B.C.

Apr 2018          Panel Member, “Outdoor Endurance & Survival,” Whistler, B.C.

Apr 2018          Book Event, In Conversation with Amanda Lewis & Kate Harris, North Vancouver. 

Apr 2018          Book Talk with Kate Harris, Bolen Books, Victoria.

Apr 2018          Panel Member, “Writing Memoir,” Toronto Reference Library, with Ayelet Tsabari.

Nov 2015          Panel Member, “A Summit of One’s Own,” Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Media Coverage - Interviews


Nov 2023         Guest author, For the Love of podcast with Angie Marie and Jeni Stembridge.

May 2023         Interview on Writers Radio with Ingrid Rose.

Nov 2020         Guest author, Bold Leaps podcast with Lisa Bagshaw. 

May 2019         the dyrt, Interviewed by Korrin Bishop. 

July 2018          Interview on Climbtalk, Radio 1190, Boulder, CO.

July 2018          Interview on CBC Yukon Radio, with Dave White.

May 2018         Interview on TheCommentary with Joseph Planta.

May 2018         Interview, Mountain Life Magazine, with Cassidy Randall. 

Apr 2018          Interview, Roundhouse Radio 98.3, Janice and Cory Show.

Apr 2018          Interview, The Homestretch, CBC Radio, with Doug Dirks.

Apr 2018          Interview, CFAX Radio, Victoria, with Mark Brennae.

Apr 2018          Interview, CBC Yukon Radio, with Dave White.

Apr 2018          Interview, Canada Now, with Jeff Sammut.

Apr 2018          Interview, CTV Your Morning, Toronto.


Media Coverage - Reviews and Articles


Mar 2018          Macleans Magazine, Reviewed and interviewed by Joanne Latimer.

Mar 2018          Publishers Weekly.

Mar 2018          Kirkus.

Apr 2018          Whistler Pique Magazine.

Apr 2018          Kimberley Bulletin, Review by Corey Bullock.

Apr 2018          Vancouver Sun, Review by Tara Henley.

Apr 2018          Nelson Star, Review by Linda Poignant.

Apr 2018          Rocky Mountain Outlook, Canmore, AB, Review by Lynn Martel.

Apr 2018          The Squamish Chief, Review by Pat Johnson.

May 2018         Outside Magazine, Review by Jayme Moye.

May 2018         Romper, Review by Janet Manley.

May 2018         Bustle, Review by E.CE Miller.

May 2018         Trek Magazine, Alumni UBC, Review by Alix Ohlin.

June 2018         Gripped Magazine, Review by Lynn Martel.

July 2018          Alpinist, Review by Katherine Indermaur.

July 2018          BC BookWorld, Review by Cherie Theissen.





2018-present     The Writers Union of Canada, member. 

2015-present     Creative Nonfiction Collective Society, member.

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