Writing

Novels

I have completed NaNoWriMo twice: first with the novel Practice in 2010, and next with the literary science-fiction novel The Quiet is Loud in 2016. The Quiet is Loud was completed in 2017.

I am currently working on a science-fantasy novel where a spaceship full of Earth refugees is beginning to question why magic has been forbidden for the past 99 years.

Short stories & poems

  • 2014 – “An Island” | Prose poem, Sundog Lit, The Kissing Booth
  • 2012 – “Breathing Underwater” | Short story, WhiskeyPaper
  • 2011 – “Sorry Every Day” | Short story, Storychord #22
  • 2006 – “& I kind of” and “winter wheat”  | Poems, The Fiddlehead #229 (as Samantha Marcelo)
  • 2004 – “Our Game” | Short story, Kiss Machine #8 (as Samantha Marcelo)
  • 2001 – Short story, Broken Pencil (as Samantha Marcelo)

Other projects

  • 2016 – Completed NaNoWriMo with the novel The Quiet is Loud.
  • 2015-onwards – The Small Histories | Historical articles and light research
  • 2012-2014 – Lumisilla mailla | Collaborative online writing & photography project
  • 2010 – Completed NaNoWriMo with the novel Practice.
  • 2008 – WestWord Magazine: My Do-It-Yourself Writer’s Retreat (PDF)
  • 2003 – RicePaper: The Other Side of Transracial Adoption
  • 2003 – inside mississauga: Suburban Uniformity
  • 2001-2004 – Pinpoints | Zine – 3 issues
  • 2001-2003 – Telectric | Zine – 4 issues
  • 2001 – Blinking Is Just Blinking | Very small print run handmade book
  • 2001 – Laundry | Very small print run handmade book
  • 2000 – vandoo | Humourous article on writing and procrastination for the student newspaper of York University.

Education & Other Activities

  • 2012 – Humber School for Writers | Worked on a collection of short stories in the 30-week Humber School for Writers Correspondence program, mentored by Donna Morrissey
  • 2006 – 2010 – Guild member, Writers Guild of Alberta
  • 2006 – The Alexandra Reader 25th Anniversary Edition | Editorial committee
  • 2004 – 2006 – Member and Secretary of Board of Directors, Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society

Oh, and in 2012, a tweet of mine ended up in Reader’s Digest. It was a lot of fun and made my mother very proud.

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