May 13th, 2017

FINAL SWOON: I was honoured to read at the final Swoon Reading Series with fantastic writers Christina Myers, Curtis LeBlanc, D.S. Stymeist and Rob Taylor. I told a story about the first time Taylor and I kissed and it was pretty swoon-y.

April 9th, 2017

Thrilled to be a part of Literary Crush Fest with Dina Del Bucchia, Daniel Zomparelli, Amber Dawn and Jen Sookfong Lee at the legendary Pulp Fiction on Main Street.

May 14th, 2017

Tenille Campbell is a Dene and Métis author from English River First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and is in her fourth year of PhD studies at the University of Saskatchewan, focusing in Indigenous Literature. Her poetry collection casts a gaze upon Indigenous Erotica and the humour within. Listen!

February 6, 2017

REVIEW: A great review of PEDAL in Raspberry Mag. “Part of this novel’s dark and irresistible beauty comes from its blatant dramatic irony; it’s blatantly obvious that Julia needs some kind of paternal closure to move forward, both in life and in her thesis, and yet she so fervently and loudly denies it that the reader begins to doubt it, too. This tense juxtaposition winds the novel tighter and tighter, until it seems as though something has to give. But will it be Julia or the reader’s own certainty that gives way first?” Check it out. 

May 7th, 2017

Laura Yan, a multi-talented fiction and nonfiction author, joined me to talk about her experiences as an immigrant to America and what we can call do in the face of Trump politics. Her messages of hope and triumph were truly inspiring. Listen here!

April 23rd, 2017

The Storytelling Show collective join me to talk about long-distance running, long-form writing and late-in-life career changes.

October 30th, 2016

ZOE WHITTALL joined me to talk about her Giller-nominated novel THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE, a heartbreaking story plumbing the intricacies and collateral damage of rape culture. Listen here!

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October 7th, 2016

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: A new review of PEDAL on Publishers Weekly has this to say: “This is not an easy read. Julia is brash and sometimes violent, and the subject matter is consistently unnerving. But readers who push through will find an intelligent, incredibly well reasoned book that manages to uncover humanity in the internal struggle potentially faced by some pedophiles.”

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October 2, 2016

Harani Ramasamy and I met at the Crisis Centre in Vancouver where we both volunteer as Community Educators, facilitating high school workshops on self-care and mindfulness. She chats Behavioural Neuroscience, stress and racism. Listen here!

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