Selected Works

Short Screenplays

“The Riveters”: Fed up with her ‘lame duck’ status, The Upstart decides to face The Patriarch in a 1940’s feminist throw-down.

Winner, Best Writer, 2019. 300 Second Film Festival

Official selection of the produced film to over 40 film festivals worldwide.

“The Long Haul”: a Cape Breton Lobster Fisherman decides to fight cancer with pure stubbornness, much to the chagrin of his family.

Winner, Short Screenplay, Sunday Shorts Film Festival, U.K 2020. 

Winner, Best Short Drama Screenplay, Oregon Film Festival 2020.

Best Short Script Nominee, Paris Play Film Festival 2020.

Short Script Finalist, Chicago Screenplay Awards 2020.

Short Script Finalist, Red Flight Pictures Screenplay Awards 2020.

Short Script Finalist, Pheonix Film Festival, 2020.

“Old Fish”:  A macabre thriller about two grandmothers taking back the power.

Winner, Toronto LGBT Film Festival., 2018.

Finalist, International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, 2020.

Semi Finalist, Shiver International Film Festival, 2018.

Official Selection, Upstate NY Horror Film Festival, 2018. 

Finalist, Zed Fest Screenwriting Competition, 2018.

Finalist, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest, 2018.

“Skate Night”:  A nerd-comedy about an introverted skater girl who attempts to transition from online to in-person dating.

Winner, Toronto LGBT Film Festival, 2018.

Official Selection Toronto Vangard Screenwriting Competition, 2018.

“Prairie Zebras”: A historical drama about the relationship between a WW2 era farm wife and indentured Japanese farm workers.

Honourable Mention, New York International Screenplay Awards 2019.

Official Selection, Toronto Vanguard Screenwriting Competition 2018.

Finalist,  Writers and Filmmakers Competition 2018.

“Punked” (short screenplay) – A micro-comedy. Punk rocker Daryl attempts to save his marriage in the divorce court parking lot, but his wife Renee proves resistant to his well-hidden charm.

Official Selections:

Lost Sanity Film Festival, 2018.

Rock n’ Roll Film Festival, Kenya 2019.

Under 5 Minute Film Festival, 2019.

Berlin Flash Film Festival, 2019.

Short Fiction

“Animals in Captivity”: Charlene attempts to save her sister and unborn niece from a life of misery but struggles to find any joy in her own life that she can share. Runner up for The Peter Hinchcliff Award for Short fiction and published in The New Quarterly.

“The Poets of Blind River”: A woman recalls her lost love and a Percocet-laced train ride across Canada.  Finalist in the CVC 9 competition and publication in the anthology. 

“Ride the Reaper”:  Hard-living Stuart struggles to get his grandfather to the arctic rock concert of the decade. Finalist for the Writers Union of Canada Emerging Writers Competition.  Finalist for the Booth Magazine Unexpected Fiction Contest.  Published in Booth Magazine.

“The Tooth Witch”: A mother on the brink must keep her cool in the occult hop for the sake of her delightfully unusual children. Finalist for Cream City Review’s Fiction Prize and published in the magazine.

“They Comes on the Ice”: Polar bears and other beasts run wild on Fogo Island. Honorable Mention in The Room Magazine’s Fiction Contest.

“Madame and Yves in the Garden of Darkness”:  A comedic story featuring insect themed superheroes and the dark side of craft shows. Published in “Funny Pearls UK Collection” and Runner up in the Funny Pearls Humour by Women Competition

“Whereupon the World Rears its Ugly Head”:  Sara-Mae types a real time transcript of her in-law’s betrayal. Published in Litro Magazine’s Comedy Issue.

“Female Jockeys”:  An uptight daughter dies inside as her mother misbehaves in a 1940’s speakeasy. Appears in Literary Taxidermy’s “Against the Bar” anthology.

Children’s Fiction

Serbian Dracula Mysteries:  Arsen investigates the case of his mysterious uncle in the attic.  Zizzle Magazine, Spring 2019.

Flash Fiction

“The Devil’s Love Song” – A drug dealer’s girlfriend must decide how far she will go for love. Published in “This Will Only Take a Minute” Canadian Flash Fiction (Guernica Editions)

“Bingo Royalty” – Rita tries to win big at Bingo and live her best life. Published in Montana Mouthful. 

Beneath the Pond” – Anya escapes into a world of wildlife with Grandma. Published in The Malahat Review

Shayna’s Eulogy” – Shayna’s best friend mourns her passing. Winner of the Pulp Literature Bumblebee Prize for Flash Fiction.

“Bone Jacked” – A washed up disco king mourns his yesteryear love. Published in Into the Void Magazine.

“Gaping Hole” – A young girl embraces the sinister side of the tooth fairy. Winner of the 2018 Wilda Hearne Prize for Flash Fiction, Shortlisted for the 2018 Master’s Review Prize for Flash Fiction, Longlisted for the 2018 Bumblebee Flash Fiction Prize. Published in Big Muddy Magazine.

“Fingered” – Sofia attends her sister’s funeral and settles a fifty year old score. Second Place, Atticus Review Prize for Flash Fiction 2019.  Nominated for Best Small Fictions 2019.  Published in Atticus Review.

“Class Party” – Kerri-Ann’s family aren’t up to the task so she makes her Halloween costume on her own.  Honorable Mention, Westchester Review Flash Fiction Prize 2019. Shortlisted for the Bumblebee Prize for Flash Fiction.  Appears in Spring 2020 issue of Westchester Review.

“Sheila’s Mine” – Sam attempts to deal with a workplace tragedy while continuing to care for her autistic sister. Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2020, Shortlisted for the Millennium Sunshots award 2019, longlisted for the Bumblebee Award for Flash Fiction 2019.  Published in Aesthetica Magazine.

“Underwater Rescue”:  A child in the Intensive Care Unit tries to think her way out of a coma.  Shortlisted for the Pulp Literature Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize. Published in Reflex Fiction.

“The Long Haul”:  A terminally ill lobster fisherman decides to buy a new truck instead of dying. Longlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Prize.  Appears in the winter 2018 Bath Flash Fiction Anthology.

“Door to Door”:  A woman’s ex boyfriend attempts to sell her a vacuum cleaner. Published in Blink-Ink Winter 2018 issue.

“Five Weeks of Life”:  A child is kidnapped from a foster home by his birth mother and loves every minute. Longlisted for the TSS Publishing Flash Fiction Prize.

“Somewhere Between the Sand Pile and the Disco”:  An eight year old girl decides to spend the day as a boy. Appears in Issue 6 of Cauldron Anthology,

“Norma’s Fire”: Two old girls burn the house down. Published in Talking About Strawberries All of the Time, 


“Winter Walk with a Former Inmate”: Finalist for “Open Season Award” for Poetry.  Published in The Malahat Review. 

“Another Old Bird Flies Across the River”: Published in Greensboro Review 

“Daddy Drank Root Beer”: Published in Prairie Fire.

“Grannies in Dew Dresses”: Second Place in Riddle Fence Magazine Poetry Competition.  Published in Riddle Fence and Best Canadian Poets 2022.

“In a Tent City”: Finalist for Atlanta Review Poetry Contest and published in Atlanta Review

“Shall I Compare Thee to a Trash Panda?”: Published in Hart House Review.

“Grandpa V. The Devil’s Pool Pump”: Published in White Wall Review.

“Locked From the Inside”: Shortlisted for the Vallum Award for Poetry. Published in Sequestrum Magazine.

“Getting Smashed”: Published in Sequestrum Magazine. 

“Between Myself and My Ceiling”: Published in Sequestrum Magazine

“Your Brain Awakens in a Jar”: Second place winner in the Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry’s Long Form Contest.

“Mustard Gas”: A contemplation of a discreet horror in WW2. Published in Pacific Review.

“Grief and Influenza”: A recent widow’s febrile hallucination. Published in Pacific Review.


A Modern Cherobyl”: Published in Split Lip Magazine.

“Letter to my Fifteen Year Old Self” (short creative non-fiction) – An exploration of regrets of past teenage transgressions.  Finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize.

Stage Plays

“Carlotta’s Choice” (one act play) – Angela refuses to accept her Nona Carlotta’s death and attempts to convince Nono that it is all a hoax. Workshop and staged reading – Woman’s Work Playwriting Festival, St, Johns, NL, 2020.