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My Work

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Sample Stories

Individual & Community Profiles & Essays

Travel & Lifestyle

Food & Wine

Trade Publications & Business Stories

Etcetera

National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada

Sample Ads, Brochures and Newsletters

Publication Credits:

Books

  • Waking Up In My Own Backyard: Explorations in Southwest Nova Scotia (Pottersfield Press)
  • Maud Lewis and the “Maudified” House Project (Hawthorne Lane Publishing)
  • Risk Takers and Innovators: Great Canadian Business Ventures since 1950 (Altitude Publishing)
  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau: the prankster who never flinched (Jackfruit Press)

Travel Guides

  • The Canadian Travel Guide (contributor)
  • D.K. Eyewitness Guide (contributor)
  • Michelin Green Guide, Atlantic Canada (photography)
  • National Geographic Books: Parks Canada Guide, 2011 (contributor)

Web columnist: Re-Creation World, Life As A Human, travel2next

Public Broadcasting and Video

  • CBC Radio mini documentaries: profiles and vignettes featuring rural life in Atlantic Canada
  • Talking Travel WTMY
  • The Wonderful World of Murals, 30 min. video documentary

Periodicals:

  • AAA Living
  • Atlantic Business Magazine
  • Canadian Gardening
  • European Reporter
  • Globe & Mail
  • Imperial Oil Review
  • Macleans
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Saltscapes
  • Subaru Six-Star
  • The Chronicle Herald
  • Toque & Canoe

… and over 60 more publications.

Awards:

  • 2016 TMAC Travel Writing Awards: Best Spirit of Canada Feature, 1st place
  • 2016 TMAC Travel Writing Awards: Best Cultural & Historical Feature, 2nd place
  • 2013 TMAC Travel Writing Awards; best people photo
  • 2013 TMAC Travel Writing Awards; honorary mention best service feature
  • 2011 International Regional Magazine Association, Award of Merit, feature story
  • 2010 Atlantic Journalism Awards, Gold, Magazine profile
  • 2010 Northern Lights Award, finalist, best travel piece Canadian destination
  • 2009 TMAC Travel Writing Awards, Best outdoor/adventure story
  • 2009 TMAC Travel Writing Awards, Best people photo
  • 2009 TIAC National Awards for Tourism Excellence, presented by The Globe and Mail, Tourism Toronto Travel Media Award
  • 2008 Atlantic Journalism Award, Best Magazine Article, Silver,  Saltscapes Magazine
  • 2008 Atlantic Journalism Award, Best Magazine Profile, Silver, Saltscapes Magazine
  • 2006 Northern Lights Award, finalist, best travel piece Canadian destination (co-author)
  • 2004 Atlantic Journalism Award, Best Article , Silver, Atlantic Business Magazine
  • 2004 Professional Writer’s Association of Canada, Volunteer of the year award

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