My feature articles, profiles and essays appear regularly in national magazines including Best Health, Reader’s Digest, Cottage Life and Canadian Living. I specialize in health and medical topics but also write about a range of subjects. Recently I wrote an award-winning piece about a Canadian breakthrough in ovarian cancer, two cover stories about women’s heart health that included interviews with Olympic skater Joannie Rochette, a feature on kidney transplant successes and a profile of a woman whose life was saved by a new treatment for congestive heart failure. I’ve received two National Magazine award honourable mentions and a Society for Obstetricians and Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health Journalism Award honourable mention.
I’m represented by Derek Finkle at Canadian Writers Group, Derek@CanadianWritersGroup.com, 416-469-3333.
Here are a few samples of my work:
Enter the Dragons: How this wildly upbeat sport has helped put breast cancer on the world stage.
On A Mission: Joannie Rochette is putting her heart into raising awareness of the number one killer of Canadian women. Best Health, February 2011
No Regrets: Joannie Rochette’s mother sacrificed everything — including her own health — while her daughter rose to become an Olympic athlete. Joannie now hopes her mother’s death can help save other women. Reader’s Digest, February 2011
Is Your Pension Safe? Reader’s Digest, November 2010
First We Take The Main: A tour through Leonard Cohen’s Montreal starting from his kitchen. Reader’s Digest, October 2009
Roughing it in the Bush: Two boats, an ATV, a portage and that’s after the five-hour drive. This is one crazy cottage commute. Cottage Life, June 2009
Vanished: When their children went missing, these mothers somehow learned to live without answers — then went on to help other families. Reader’s Digest, October 2009
Hands Across the Water: How a white male accountant and a brash Anishnabai woman bridged the great divide on Lake Temagami Cottage Life, June 2008
Kids Helping Kids: Meet Canadian youth whose generosity reaches all the way to remote China. Canadian Living, June 2007
A Soapbox Racer for James: It was the boy’s dream to race, but death might cheat him out of it Readers Digest, February 2006
The White Sofa: It wasn’t Christmas until Mom painted the sofa Reader’s Digest, December 2008
Off to a Smashing Start: Two cottage newbies learn the hard way why boats should come out of the water before it freezes. Cottage Life, May 2007
Cohen’s Age of Reason: At 71, this revered Canada artist is back in the spotlight with a new book of poetry, a CD and concert tour — a a new appreciation for the gift of growing older.