Writing the year away

This was a huge writing year for me. I published a chapbook with a press that I love, I published poetry and fiction in some of my dream journals, I’ve got some exciting collaborations coming up, and some big projects I hope to finish this next year. 2018 in review: I published a chapbook and hosted my first launch that was for my own work. … Continue reading Writing the year away

Review: Life After Life

“I feel as if I’m waiting for something dreadful to happen, and then I realize it already has.”  I haven’t posted any reviews in a while because I’ve been busy with practicum, grad school applications, and trying to rewrite a novel on a tight deadline. I have, however, found time to read some amazing books that have kept me sane over the past few weeks.  … Continue reading Review: Life After Life

Books for a Haunting: Scary books for October

I’ve always loved creepy books and so October is my favourite month for reading. Here are some of my favourite creepy books and collections to get you through October. The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)  The Haunting of Hill House is a scary classic that I’ve loved for so many years. After reading The Lottery as a kid, I fell in love with all … Continue reading Books for a Haunting: Scary books for October

Mrs. Caliban (Review)

“Why do you call him a monster?” “Well, an eight-foot tall green gorilla with web feet and bug eyes—what would you call him? A well-developed frog? Not exactly an Ivy-league type, anyway.’” “I’ve met plenty of Ivy-leaguers I’d call monsters.” Rachel Ingalls’ cult classic Mrs. Caliban is the perfect read for a rainy afternoon. I read this book partway through my practicum with grade eight English … Continue reading Mrs. Caliban (Review)

In Conversation: Vivek Shraya — NōD Magazine

I had the privilege of interviewing the incredible Vivek Shraya with Kathy Pham for NoD Magazine last year. Her newest publication “I’m Afraid of Men” is released today and I can’t wait to read it. Check out the interview below. For our most recent issue, we sat down with author, musician, and educator Vivek Shraya to discuss her writing, her career and her imprint at … Continue reading In Conversation: Vivek Shraya — NōD Magazine

Threats (Review)

“You lose everything you love in the order in which you love it.” Amelia Gray’s novel Threats is as unnerving and threatening as the title suggests. Threats is like a strange and uneven puzzle where you find a new piece when you didn’t know you were missing any. As information is revealed, falsified, reconsidered and reformulated, we readjust as readers within short spans of time and space. A basic synopsis: … Continue reading Threats (Review)

The Honey Farm (review)

When I picked up The Honey Farm, I was instantly drawn in by the beautiful botanical cover. When I read the description, I was even more excited; there aren’t many things that I find more fascinating than bees and plagues. The first character we are introduced to is named Cynthia. She owns an isolated honey farm that is experiencing unprecedented drought and thus a drop … Continue reading The Honey Farm (review)