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.

What’s New

This little tree is featured in my short story ‘The Little Christmas Tree’ in
Cape Breton’s Christmas, Book 9 (2022); Ronald Caplan, ed.; Breton Books

My doodle ‘Bones’ appeared in ‘Magine: Unama’ki / Cape Breton’s Literary Magazine; Fall 2022, James Thompson, ed.

My short story ‘The Stone Mound’ appeared in ‘Magine: Unama’ki / Cape Breton’s Literary Magazine; March 2022, James Thompson, ed.

Latest Post

This blog takes a a tour of some of my favourite local rocks, from glacial erratics hidden in the Highlands and vanishing gypsum boulders by the shore, to river valleys with pink granite galore!