News & Events

In anticipation of my collection of flash and microfiction being published in 2024, I’ve been entering flash stories to contests this year and late in 2022. Results have been good! I’m also happy for my book, Music from a Strange Planet, to have received several book awards. Thank you to all the readers and judges out there who read my work. Your support and comments mean a great deal to me.


Flash Fiction Awards

2023: The Plaza Prizes International Competition 2023: Winner (Microfiction) (₤750)

2023: The Plaza Prizes International Competition 2023: Second Place (Flash Fiction) (₤250)

2023: New Flash Fiction Writers Competition 2022: Double Longlisted

2023: Edinburgh Award for Flash Fiction: Shortlisted

2022: Federation of BC Writers Literary Contest 2022: Winner; Triple Shortlisted (Flash Fiction) ($350)


Book Awards

2023: Indie Reader Discovery Award 2023: Winner (Short Story Collection)

2023: Firebird Book Awards 2023: Winner (New Fiction) and Winner (Short Stories)

2023: The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2022: Winner (Adult Fiction)

2023: Literary Titan Book Award: Gold Book Award Winner

2022: Eyelands International Book Awards: Finalist (Published Short Story Collection)


And a surprise I never knew about!:

The Hong Kong Review nominated my poem “Stars Are Small Holes” for the Pushcart Prize 2022 (Poetry)