I have published my creative writing in both on-line and print journals. My specialisation is creative non-fiction, which includes biography, autobiography, memoir, nature writing, essay writing, and life writing. I have also written and published short stories and written and performed poetry.
My memoir is titled, There But For The Grace of God. Central to this memoir is my son's birth and his subsequent diagnoses of cerebral palsy and epilepsy. In his late teens, he also developed schizophrenia. His story is framed both by my engagement with Julian of Norwich's life and philosophy and by the more general story of how the birth of my son affected the family. Along the way, there is much adversity, much suffering and pain, but there is also much love and joy.
For an example of my published creative nonfiction, see here
As an academic, I have published papers that focus on different aspects of physical and mental disability. More specifically, I have published articles analysing how disability appears in novels, autobiography, nineteenth-century England, and contemporary Canadian culture. My PhD dissertation analyses how people with disabilities are represented in three different legal cases, arguing that the stereotypes established by case law are recreated in the larger society.
I have also written an academic writing textbook, titled Academic Writing in the Disciplines, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2015. This book provides students with clear, discipline specific guidelines for the conventions and expectations of writing for academia.
For a representative list of my academic writing publications, see here.
For an example of my published academic writing, see here.