grew up in Huntsville, Ontario, and has spent most of her adulthood in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto,
where she spends her time writing and working in bars and community centres. Her work has appeared in various Canadian literary journals
and has three times won prizes in Grain Magazine’s annual Short Grain Contest. In 2003 she won second prize in the CBC Literary Awards’ travel writing category. In 2004 she was featured in the anthology Breathing Fire 2: Canada’s New Poets.
This year, her novel has been nominated for a Trillium Award.