My Story Room

’The Play House’ was first published in Other Voices, Volume 7, Number 1, Spring 1994. The story was written after a friend showed me a picture of a doll house that a little girl had build just outside her mother’s home, where they lived on a garbage heap outside of Guatemala City. I had been to Guatemala shortly before and the thought of this little girl, replicating her home, touched me to the core.

I owe it to Gay Christophides for telling me a story, one day, about a little girl who became fascinated by little bottles. 

‘The Awakening’ won firts prize in the Waterloo Chronicle Inaugural Short Story competition. It appeared in print on August 8, 1990.

’From the Inside’ was published in 1992 in the Spring/Summer issue of Transition, published by the Canadian Mental Health Association of Saskatchewan.

’A Reflection’ together with the picture of the broken statue in front of the Loretta Convent in Guelph, was published in 2007 in Guelph Speaks, Re-Storying the City, by the Guelph Narratives Collective of the University of Guelph. The story is also part of a novel in progress where it appears in a modified version.

’The Last of Ginette’ appeared in the ’Ten Stories High’ anthology of the Canadian Author’s Association of Niagara Branch, Ontario, 2012. The anthology appears once a year and features the top ten stories of that year’s contest. If you would like to buy a copy of the book you can order it from the Niagara Branch at the following website:

’Their Little Mother’was part of a collection of stories called Golden Horseshoe Anthology and was published in 1992 by the Michi Mocho Press of Hamilton, Ontario.

It also appeared in a subsequent collection, Walking Alone, that was published on a CD as an academic source for a literature course at Mohawk College of Hamilton. Coordination and academic content were in the hands of Heather Kays and Gérard Dion;  application design and development was done by Andrew Connery.

‘Community Dollars’ appeared in the 1993 edition of the 4th Annual Grand WAYZGOOSE, edited by E.A. Watson and published by the University of Windsor, Ontario.

‘Harmony’ won the 1986 Dorothy Shoemaker Literary Award Contest.

The story was published in the award collection The Changing Image.

The judges were Joan Barfoot and Rienzi Crusz.

‘The Education of a Wayward Greek’ appeared on the Commuter Lit website on September 11, 2012.

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