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. To see earlier posts, go to Blog List.

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

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

Latest Post

April in Cape Breton is a time of transitions, of endings and beginnings – sometimes all in one afternoon. In this blog I muse on the ups and downs of April.