About

I was born in London UK, brought across the ocean at a young age, and raised in the suburbs of Montreal.IMG_6076 My short fiction has appeared very sporadically in various publications since 1992. There remains scant reams of unpublished material, including a manuscript handwritten in pencil when I was nine. My fourth or fifth story to see print, Phallex Comes Out (ChiZine), was nominated for a Story South award for best on-line fiction of 2006. Shortly after, Filaria, my first novel, was published, also by CZP. Publishers Weekly gave the book a starred review, calling it ‘powerful’ and ‘beautifully written’. My second novel, The Fecund’s Melancholy Daughter, also got a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was short-listed for the 2012 CBC Bookie Awards. I have a BA in Creative Writing, from Concordia University. In 1995, I graduated from the Clarion SF workshop at Michigan State. (Kelly Link and Nalo Hopkinson were in my session; Chip Delany was a prof!) For a few years, I lived in Poland with my family but I’m back in Canada now. (They came back too.) By day, I work in the aerospace field. I like punk rock and sloppy garage rock, r&b and soul music and sort of wish I was Marc Bolan, except for the dying in a car accident part. Not a big fan of rudeness or aggression in any form, or judgements pronounced or exclusion. My third novel, Head Full of Mountains, was published in July 2014, and long-listed for the the Sunburst award. My collection of stories, Broken Sun, Broken Moon, is forthcoming.