Courses taught:

ENG 303 Creative Writing II
ENG 304 Journalism I
ENG 305 Journalism II


M.A. (1995), English/Creative Writing, University of Alberta
Thesis title: The Artificial Insemination Crew and Other Stories. Includes a Select Bibliography of Dutch Calvinist Fiction and Poetry as well as an Appendix: Reading List and Influences.

B.C.S. Hons (1992), English and French, Redeemer University College

Diplôme d’Études de Civilisation Française (1992), option littéraire, Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne

Research Interests

  • Creative Writing
  • Journalism
  • Contemporary North American Fiction
  • Editing
  • Contemporary North American Poetry

Recent Publications

Edited Our Evangelical Faith by Victor Shepherd. Toronto: Clements Publishing, 2006.

“‘The English Patient Reposed on His Bed Like a [Fisher?] King’: Elements of Grail Romance in Ondaatje’s The English Patient.” Studies in Canadian Literature 22.1 (1997): 19-54. Reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism vol. 180. Ed. Janet Witalec. Detroit: Gale, 2003.

More than 100 journalistic articles in Faith Today, ChristianWeek, The Banner and other periodicals.

Professional Memberships and Associations

Canadian Church Press Association
The Word Guild

Professional Experience

Senior editor of Faith Today magazine; web content editor, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Markham, ON, 2000-present.

Community Involvement

Leader of seminars and courses such as “Basics of Fiction,” “Effective Newswriting,” “Writing Features for Periodicals” and “Magazines: Why and How to Write for Them,” at various Christian conferences and highschools, 2003-present.

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