Category: writing

The Age of Artifice

I write a column for The Winnipeg Review, an online literary magazine. My fifth column was published November 22, 2012 and is online here. Excerpt: My partner Brock, a full-time vegetable farmer, spends his work day lifting heavy tubs of carrots, yanking out overgrown weeds and balancing precariously on ladders to build greenhouses. I type.…

Revelations

I write a column for The Winnipeg Review, an online literary magazine. My fourth column was published June 27, 2012 and is online here. Excerpt: I crave an apocalypse. Not the sort where the earth implodes, or even the kind that wipes out half the population and creates a Lord of the Flies society. I…

Writing My First Book

Want to know how it feels to have a dream, work really hard at it for a long time, and then have that dream come true? It feels amazing. I’ve wanted to write books since I was five. I know that because I have an illustrated flipbook I made in kindergarten that says: “When I…

Death and the Farm

I write a column for The Winnipeg Review, an online literary magazine. My third column was published April 9, 2012 and is online here. Excerpt: On a hot August day a middle-aged Greek man strides through the farmers’ market, sees our sandwich board, and stops to read it again. “Makaria Farm!” he announces, and comes…

The Reluctant Farm Wife

I write a column for The Winnipeg Review, an online literary magazine. My second column was published February 21, 2012 and is online here. Excerpt: I invented the iPod. I was walking past an antique store and saw a jukebox, and thought: “how amazing, to own a personal jukebox – you could have all your…