Writing C.V.


The Drifts (novel), Coach House Books (CAN) /Consortium (U.S.) (2010)


The Angel at Our Table: Benjamin, Melancholy and the Art of Brooding (anthology chapter), Food and the Hunger Artist: Voracious Appetite in the Arts, Cambridge Scholars Press, UK (2012)

Selling It: Creative Writing, Neo-liberalism and the Public Good (anthology chapter) Creativity Market: Creative Writing in the 21st Century, Taylor & Francis, UK (2011)

Daddies & Papas 2B: The Evolution of Possibilities (interview), Sumach Press (2009), 4 pps.

Calling All Perverts: International Relations and the Rise of Sexology, (critical article) Locus Suspectus (2007) Canada

Huffington Post (invited contributor) 2011-12
• Rob Ford’s Jig, Toronto’s Water: A Resevoir of Ideas and Innovation, Resisting Ford’s TO: Coming Together at Dufferin Grove, Death and AIDS Action at Toronto City Hall, Occupy Toronto: We Know What We Mean (Even If We Haven’t Said It Yet), What Happened to Aid for AIDS?, Women Are the Bellwether of Global Rights

Open Book Toronto (17 article series) 2010
• The Storm Of History, Pts. 1—3; Interviews: K.D. Miller, Alana Wilcox, Christina Palassio, Evan Munday; Viewpoints, The Sound of Writing Gender, Conflict vs. Connection, Your People Leave, Brick, Soot and Canadians in Space, etc.


Resurrection (short story), In The Family, U.S. (2004)


Creative Writing & the Public Good, Humber College, Canadian Creative Writing and Writing Programs “Creative Writing in the 21st Century:
Research and Practice” (2012)

How We Get Through: the collusion of Gender, History & Memory, Arkansas State University-Jonesboro, Delta Symposium “Roots and Generations” (2012)

The Angel at Our Table: Angelus Novus and the Site of Art Creation, Univ. of Toronto, Double Dialogues: “The Hunger Artist” (2010)

What’s the Big Idea?: Pedagogy & the Organization of Play, Univ. of Western Ontario (2009)

Missing Correlations, Univ. of Calif., Los Angeles (2003)


I Met Death & Sex Through My Friend, Tom Meuley (literary novel)

The Drifts Live (theatrical performance)

Buried Hearts (genre novel)


Vermont Studio Center (2011) Residency award to research a planned literary novel of exile (Getting Home).

Writer’s Reserve Award (2011), Ontario Arts Council: two separate awards to support work on I Met Death & Sex/Tom Meuley.

Professional Writer’s Travel Grant (2010), Canada Council for the Arts

National/International Residency (2010) Residency award to do on-site, European research for the Getting Home project.

Writer-in-Residence, Open Book Toronto (2010) Innovative residency granted to explore writing topics of interest to me in an on-line context.

Master of Professional Writing (terminal degree), fiction and screenwriting (University of Southern California, 2003) Thesis: Alice Mitchell (screenplay): based upon actual events and original, on-site research, used primary sources to dramatize the 1892 story of two young, white women who made a pact to murder each other if they could not marry. Research revealed deadly connections between the judge, the Tennessee KKK, a white grocers’ association, the media and the lynching of three black grocers. Worked closely with Hubert Selby, Jr. (Last Exit to Brooklyn, Requiem for a Dream, etc.), Donald Freed (Circe & Bravo, etc.) and Oscar-winner Sy Gomberg (When Willie Comes Marching Home).
Awards: Julie (novella), Chesterfield/Paramount, (2002); Alice Mitchell, (screenplay) Writer’s Digest, Austin International, Open Door/Paradigm, Movie Bytes (2003–4); MPW Scholarship, USC, (2001–2)

Graduate Certificate (terminal degree), Gender Studies (University of Southern California, 2003) Thesis: Franco-German Relations and the Study of Sex: based upon survey research of primary sources, arrest records and testimonies, this paper revealed the complex relationship between the motivation to study what became sexualities and the geo-political outcomes of the Franco-Prussian War. Thesis Advisor: Walter Williams, anthropologist (The Spirit and The Flesh, etc.).

B.A., Philosophy (summa cum laude, California State University, Los Angeles, 2000) Focus: Ethics, Logic and Epistemology
Awards: Kodak Award for Outstanding Achievement/Philosophy (2000), National and CSULA Dean’s List, (1998–2000), Screen Actor’s Guild John Dales Memorial Scholarship (1999; 2001), National Honors Society (1998–2000)

Writers’ Union of Canada, Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs, Association of Writing Programs, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists