Born 1977 in Calgary.
Studied writing at the University of Victoria (Bachelor of Arts) and Johns Hopkins University (Master of Arts). Writing Instructor at the Johns Hopkins University (2000-2001) and at the University of Victoria since 2003.
Her work appears in the story collection “Best New American Voices 2003,” edited by Joyce Carol Oates. The debut novel “The Second Life of Samuel Tyne” was released in 2004 as part of Knopf Canada’s New Face of Fiction program and has since been published in the United States, Great Britain and the Netherlands. The New Yorker called this novel “really intriguing,” naming her one of the Canadian authors of particular interest.
Fiction fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (2002-2003) and a fiction grant from the Canada Council for the Arts (2004). Currently she is working on a second novel and a collection of short stories.