Welcome! I am a writer and artist living on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. I write speculative fiction, essays and articles. I also make mosaics and dabble in oils, acrylics, and mixed media.

My woodland home sits beside a ‘holler’ at the foot of the Cape Breton Highlands, so I call this place Highland Holler. (And when you holler the highlands echo right back atcha!) Every season here brings its own delights and challenges. I share some of my thoughts and observations, gleaned from life here in the holler, on my blog.

Down here is the Holler and up there are the Highlands.

Latest Post

That’s a wrap! This month’s post marks one year since my very first blog in December 2020. It is also the end of this year and, as of the Winter Solstice, the start of a new season. To celebrate I’ve posted a selection of nature’s wonderful creations from winters past. Enjoy!