Writing CV

Awards

  • 2013 – Scholarship from BC Arts Council, $6,000

  • 2012 – Short-listed – Prism’s Non-Fiction Contest – End of the Rope

  • 2011 – First Place Non-Fiction Winner – Room Magazine – God or Boys

  • 2011 – Short-listed for Story-teller’s Award – Surrey International Writer’s Conference – Of Mice and Marriage

  • 2010 – Long list – SFU’s 1st Book Competition – Remember The Lilac – A Memoir (now titled: End of the Rope)

  • 2010 – First Place Non-Fiction Winner – North Shore Writer’s Association Contest – MMA Fighter Mom

  • 2009 – Second Place Fiction Winner – Vancouver International Reader’s and Writer’s Festival – Grant’s Lunch

  • 2008 – Short-listed – Literary Writes – BC Federation of Writers – Of Mice and Marriage

  • 2006 – Second Place Non-Fiction Winner – North Shore Writer’s Association Contest –The Big Sex Talk

 

Publications

  • May 2018 – Counterpoint Press (U.S.) – End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood

  • April 2018 – Random House Canada – End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood

  • Summer 2014 – Explore Magazine – Hot On Your Heels

  • Summer 2014 – Mountain Life Magazine – Profile: Melissa Sheridan

  • 2013 – Rock, Paper, Fire: The Best of Mountain and Wilderness Writing – End of the Rope

  • 2012 – Room Magazine, Issue 35.2 – God or Boys

  • 2010 – Still Running: North Shore Writers’ Association Anthology – MMA Fighter Mom

  • 2007 – Emerge, SFU Anthology – Canadian Pushover

  • March 10, 2007 – Faith Lost and Found, The National Post ­– Who’s the Real Christian?

  • May 28, 2007 – Facts & Arguments, The Globe & Mail – I Married a Stuntman

  • 2006 – Writing From the Edge: North Shore Writers’ Association Anthology – The Big Sex Talk

 

Education

  • 2013 – MFA in Creative Writing, UBC (2015)

  • 2007 – Certificate in Creative Writing (Creative Non-fiction), The Writer’s Studio, SFU

  • Jan. 2004 – Ap. 2007 – Diploma in Languages (for Teaching Category 5) – Various courses in creative non-fiction, advanced grammar and advanced French – UBC

  • 1997 – B.Ed. Elementary French Immersion, University of Calgary

 

Related Activities

  • 2016 – AWP Los Angeles

  • 2016 – CNF Conference, Banff

  • Nov 2015 – Panel Member, A Summit Of One’s Own, Banff Mountain Film Festival

  • 2014 – AWP Seattle

  • Summer 2012 – Sage Hill Writing, Non-fiction Workshop (Mentor: John Vaillant)

  • Oct – Nov 2011 – Banff Mountain Writing Program (Mentor: Marni Jackson)

  • 2011 – Surrey Writer’s Festival

  • 2011 – present – Member, Canadian Nonfiction Collective

  • Oct 2010 – Mar 2011 – Banff Wired Writing (Mentor: Connie Gault)

  • 2010 – Member of Wayde’s Angels Writing Group (unofficial name)

  • May – Oct, 2009 – Manuscript Critique – Betsy Warland – Leaving Limbo: A Memoir

  • Jan – May, 2009 – Vancouver Manuscript Intensive – Betsy Warland (director of the SFU Writer’s Workshop program) – End of the Rope

  • 2008 – Member, Editors’ Association of Canada

  • 2008 – Whistler Writer-in-Residence Program (Mentor: Candas Jane Dorsey)

  • 2007 – present ­– Founding member of the writing group, TWS Non-Fictionites

  • 2007 – 2011 – Member of The BC Federation of Writers

  • 2006 – Surrey Writer’s Conference

  • 2005 – AWP Vancouver

  • 2004 – present – Writing workshops and festivals in Vancouver, Banff, and Whistler

 

Readings

  • 2015 – UBC, MFA Graduate Reading

  • 2015 – CNF Conference Reading, Victoria, BC

  • 2014 – Locution, MFA Readings, Vancouver

  • 2012 – St Michael’s Retreat, Sage Hill Writing Experience, Participant Readings

  • 2011 – Mountain Wilderness Reading – Banff, AB

  • 2009 – Manuscript Intensive Reading at Havana –  Manuscript’s Prologue

  • 2009 – Readings with Luminous Word Reading Series – North Vancouver

  • 2007 – present – Over ten readings with the SFU Reading Series

  • 2007 – Reading with SFU Writer’s Workshop – 32 Books, North Vancouver

  • 2007 – Reading with SFU Writer’s Workshop – Emerge at Vancouver Writer’s Festival