(Curtis Trent Photography)
My Books include:
Food Artisans of the Okanagan (TouchWood Editions, 2016)
I split my time between Edmonton (Alberta) and the Okangan Valley (BC). Once a year, I switch from writer to conference coordinator and producer to put on The Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop.
I am currently working on a book about seed banks and seed savers around the world.
Writing Acknowledgements of Note:
"Three-Ring Meal: Grasping the Novelty of Modern Dining," originally published by Eighteen Bridges magazine has been included in Best Food Writing 2016 (Da Capo Press / Lifelong Books, 2016)
Recipient of the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award 2011 for my submission of a chapter-in-progress of Food and The City. The Dave Greber Award is a national book and magazine writers' award that recognizes excellence in social justice writing by a Canadian author (and a Canadian magazine writer) each year. I am very grateful for the recognition and for the monetary prize that helps get through the final stages of writing and editing.
2010 finalist at Western Magazine Awards for Business Feature: Retail Therapy, published by Alberta Venture magazine.
Names one of Western Living magazine's "40 Foodies Under 40" -- October 2008 issue.
2008 National Magazine Award finalist as a contributor to the November / December 2007 issue of Unlimited magazine / "Editorial Package" category.
2007 Sandy Sanderson National Award Winner, Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks.
Shortlisted for Cuisine Canada's Best Food and Drink Writing award 2006.