Here & Now


My first audio book nar­ra­tion, Ascen­sion, writ­ten by Mor­gen Rich and Brian Rath­bone, is avail­able on



Writer — Fantasy, a bit of Sci­ence Fic­tion, nov­els and short fic­tion. In the works:
Nov­els: Dark Elf’s War­rior (series); Griffin and the Spuri­ous Cor­rel­a­tions; an untitled paranor­mal romance.
Short fic­tion: The Inner Light (, He Had it Com­ing, To Serve and Pro­tect, The Pageant — A Battle Maiden’s Cun­ning Stunt (–2012/).


Singer — with FAT Jazz, and another newly formed jazz combo that doesn’t have a name yet. Formerly with Earth to Doris, and Chris Colt & the 45s;  Musical Dir­ector: “In the Heights” (2015), “Hair­spray Jr.” (2014), “Urinetown” (2014), “Fame Jr.” (2013), “Les Miser­ables” (2013). Vocal/performance coach: “Zom­bie Prom” (2012), “Bugsy Malone”; Upcom­ing.… “Mary Pop­pins”. Vocal work­shops for sec­ond­ary and middle Schools.

ActorBFA in Theatre from UVic. Cur­rently play­ing Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady with Royal City Musical Theatre (April 2015). Played Rosa Bud in “The Mys­tery of Edwin Drood”, Pristine in “The Pinch­penny Phantom of the Opera”, Laura in “The Glass Mena­gerie”, Olivia in “Twelfth Night”, The Teacher in “The Visit”, etc. Dir­ec­ted middle school pro­duc­tions of “Seussical Jr.” and “A Grimm Night for Hans Chris­tian Ander­sen”, as well as two ele­ment­ary school music­als. Cur­rently I use my act­ing to work a LOT as a Stand­ard­ized Patient for many health pro­fes­sional train­ing programs.

My favour­ite job, of course, is being a par­ent to two awe­some pro­geny, (who refuse to be plumb­ers), along­side my Incom­par­able Spousal Unit.

Oh, and by the way… I don’t col­lect any­thing, except rejec­tion let­ters. I con­sider them “progress.”

And finally, here are some of My Favour­ite Things:

Books – Pride & Pre­ju­dice (I read this every 18 months or so… Jane Aus­ten, of course), Mrs. Mike (Bene­dict & Nancy Freed­man), Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien… duh), the Vlad Tal­tos series (Steven Brust), The Khaavren Romances (Steven Brust), Nev­er­where (Neil Gai­man), Cor­aline (Neil Gai­man), The Grave­yard Book (Neil Gai­man), [Rork­ruun], Everything Jasper Fforde has writ­ten (Thursday Next series, Nurs­ery Crime series, Shades of Grey).

Authors – Steven Brust, Jasper Fforde, Neil Gai­man, Eliza­beth George, Carol Berg, Kel­ley Arm­strong, Jane Aus­ten, Agatha Christie, Tom Holt, Stu­art McLean

Bever­ages – Single Malt scotch; Gin & Tonic; Vodka & just about any­thing; cof­fee with chocol­ate, cream and honey; Columba Cream;

Movies – Little Big Man, Sil­verado, Serenity, Lord of the Rings, Tomb­stone, Emma (with Kate Beckin­sale and Mark Strong), Little Women (with Winona Ryder and Susan Saran­don), Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Life of Brian, The Help, Hard Day’s Night, Help, Yel­low Sub­mar­ine, The Out­law Josie Wales, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Hot Fuzz

Shows – Very much enjoy­ing Schitt’s Creek and X Com­pany (CBC); Down­ton Abbey, Fire­fly, Doc­tor Who, Corner Gas, Holmes on Homes, Monty Python’s Fly­ing Cir­cus, Fawlty Towers, North­ern Expos­ure; The Vinyl Cafe, This is That (CBC Radio).

Places – Port Coquit­lam, Scot­land, the stage, the com­pany of friends, my house.Alex and Geddy meet Krista and kids

Bands/Musicians – Yes, Kate Bush, Rush, Indigo Girls, Kurt Elling, Gor­don Lightfoot, The Beatles, Bela Fleck & the Fleck­tones, Peter Gab­riel, kd lang, Annie Len­nox, Queen, Roy For­bes, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, The Arrog­ant Worms, Arcade Fire, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald

Foods I love – Meat (beef Medium rare, pork, chicken), hag­gis (I make my own), cheese, pea­nut but­ter (without added sugar… the just pea­nuts kind).

Golly, I have a lot of favour­ite things! Maybe my tastes are not dis­cern­ing enough… Okay, to provide some balance:

Baked salmon with fresh asparagus and vegetables served with risotto

Foods I don’t love (pic­tured) – sal­mon, rais­ins, cil­antro, most beer. Ick. (Except the asparagus and other veg­gies. I like them).



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