MA: University of Alberta
PhD: University of Calgary
My main area of research and teaching is Creative Writing: Fiction.
My first novel, Icefields, won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best First Book, Canada/Caribbean division. My second novel, Salamander, was short-listed for the Governor-General’s Literary Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. A collection of my short fiction, The Logogryph, published in 2004, was shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. I have also written a YA fantasy trilogy, The Perilous Realm, an eco-fiction, Every Blade of Grass, and a history book for small children, Rutherford the Time-Travelling Moose. My work has been published in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and other countries.