A Call for Volunteer Models

I am looking for people to volunteer to model for a fine art photo shoot. These images will be a part of my art exhibition at Harcourt House in October of this year. My body of work is called “The Quiet Rebuild.” I would like to connect with people who have experienced some kind of personal hardship from which they have had to rebuild their lives. The photos are going to be super interesting so get in touch if you are willing and able (or know someone who is!).

The photo shoot will be in August in Edmonton. Please contact me if you are interested and I will give you more information.



A Response to the Death of Cory Monteith

I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of Cory Monteith. My heart breaks for his family, friends and Glee costars – but also for all the young people struggling with substance abuse. I wish that celebrities could be positive role models instead of exhibiting a lifestyle of drugs and alcohol for our young generation.

As a writer, my fingers hit the keyboard in response. You can read my two (similar) articles in the links below. If you like my message, please share the articles. We can make a difference, one small act at a time.

Winnipeg Free Press

Victoria Times Colonist

My Memoir “Expecting Sunshine”

I mentioned in an earlier post that I have written a book. It is one of my greatest passions and I would like to tell you a little about it.


On a side note I am presently editing the book, literally as this post flies into your virtual mailbox so to speak, I am scratching out lines, clarifying ideas and biting my nails to hone this work into the best it can possibly be.


I began writing “Expecting Sunshine” when I was pregnant with my now year old son Eden. Eden’s older brother died in my arms at birth from a cardiac tumor. Life was impossibly flawed from that moment on. When I became pregnant with Eden, after a difficult time I call my “Year of Distraction,” I realized I must deal with my grief before my next child arrived.


“Expecting Sunshine” is about the 40 weeks of pregnancy leading up to Eden’s birth. It shows me at my lowest and ugliest, struggling to let go of one child while my stomach grows with another. “Expecting Sunshine” is an ode to loss, a goodbye to innocence and a picture of the practical struggle of one woman learning to hope and believe again.


My goal is to expose my experience and the paths I traveled to find healing after loss. It has been a nightmare but in the end, love is worth it all and my sons, Zachary and Eden, and my daughter Hannah have taught me so much. If I could change my circumstances, I would without a second thought. Of course I can’t, so instead I have labored at grief and “Expecting Sunshine” is my story.


As I am new to the publishing game, I am still working out the details in the concrete matter of ‘how will I get my book into your hands,’ but I’m not worried. It will happen when the timing is right.


I am extremely passionate about helping others who have lost a child. If that is you, please connect. I’d love to hear from you. If you would like to read “Expecting Sunshine” please let me know, send me your contact info, and I will keep you updated.  Until then, you can read more about my experience on my blog Wanted, Chosen, Planned – Life after the Loss of a Child.