Collector of Stories, Explorer of Perspectives
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First Series: WHAT THE DAY DOES NOT KNOW, prequel to ALL THE DAY ALLOWS.
Twenty-year-old Marjory McAllister is running out of time. If she doesn’t act soon, her overbearing aunt will push her into a loveless marriage and small-town life. So, when a handsome stranger calls out for missionaries to northern Africa, the summons seems like an answer to prayer. But Marjory’s storybook notions about missionary service are about to meet with a fierce awakening.
Inspired by true accounts of Canadian missionaries in Nigeria and Ethiopia in the 1930s, ALL THE DAY ALLOWS explores a little-known nugget of Canadian history. In its prequel, WHAT THE DAY DOES NOT KNOW, Marjory must face harsh truths about her own motives.
I'm an author of fiction and non-fiction, and host of Storylines, a book-talk podcast.
I'm a builder of community when it comes to the writing world, and in the past I've worked as a one-on-one coach for other authors. I've also written and published several corporate histories and my own collection of historical stories about the town of Collingwood. I'm the creative force behind several community projects such as Legacy Writing Partners and The Alchemy of Secrets.
I gathered so much material when writing my novel that I just couldn't pack it all in.
Instead, I'll be sharing the extra stories - some fiction, some non-fiction - here on the website.
Dive into my latest stories!