I entered the world of books by invitation . . .

. . . and keep being pulled back by intriguing projects. As in periodical writing, creative nonfiction is my forté.

I’ve written about sustainable architecture, Edmonton’s unique sports equipment bank, a rescued drughouse mural and a young man who cannot work but loves to “do lunch.” As well, I’ve contributed shorter bits to books exploring such top-drawer topics as Lois Hole, Edmonton and Alberta.

With Josee Uwamahoro, a survivor of the Rwanda genocide, I’m embarking on an exploration of her journey “up from the prison of hate,” supported by a grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

I am also slowly investigating Alberta’s early women architects in hope of capturing their stories in a book. After numerous stalls, I’ve begun to call that my retirement project.

Books out in the world

Agora Borealis: 
Engaging in Sustainable Architecture

with Vivian Manasc, 2002, 2009

It’s Amazing: The Sport Central Story
for Sport Central, Edmonton’s equipment bank for kids
Millarcom, Inc., 2011

Edmonton Book of Everything
with other local authors, 2007

Alberta 100 Journeys
with Mary Oakwell and Faye Reineberg Holt, 2007

“Doing Lunch with John Benes”
in Big Enough Dreams
Edited by Heather Marshall, 2006

“Day and Night in the Horn of Africa”
in Outside of Ordinary: Women’s Travel Stories
Edited by Lynn Cecil and Catherine Bancroft, 2005

“Mural on Concrete: Dignity Unveiled”
in Edmonton on Location: River City Chronicles
Edited by Heather Zwicker, 2005

For excerpts from these works, click here.

For works in progress, see “On Tap