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Recipient of Ontario Arts Council Grant for Literary Creation
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BOOK DEAL: Kelly’s Memoir sold to McClelland & Stewart
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Kelly in Carte Blanche with Short Story “Widow”
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Kelly’s Article in MacLean’s
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Kelly’s Article in Maisonneuve, Battle Fatigue
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Cover Reveal: Waiting, An Anthology
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Kelly Appears on The Morning Show on Global
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Creative Non Fiction Course at Royal Roads- Come learn with me!
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Everyday Heroes one of CBC’s Top 20 Nonfiction for Fall
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Telling True Stories Creative Non Fiction at Royal Roads University

Recipient of Ontario Arts Council Grant for Literary Creation

I’m so pleased to announce that I’ve been awarded an Ontario Arts Council grant for literary creation for my non-fiction work, Girls Need Not Apply, which has been bought in preempt with Penguin Random House/McClelland and Stewart. The book will publish in June 2019, and I couldn’t be more excited to work with Jenny Bradshaw,[…]

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BOOK DEAL: Kelly’s Memoir sold to McClelland & Stewart

What a day! I was lucky to share the news of my memoir selling to McClelland & Stewart, my dream publisher, all revealed on International Women’s Day 2018 through my agent, Stephanie Sinclair at Transatlantic Agency. “Girls Need Not Apply,” will publish with McClelland & Stewart in June 2019. We’re celebrating International Women’s Day with[…]

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Kelly’s Article in MacLean’s

I’m honoured to have my essay about my sister appear in the March issue of Maclean’s, as part of their Before You Go series. The article is a letter to my sister, sick with terminal cancer, which highlights the beauty of family and the challenge of regrets. A writer to her dying sister: ‘We tell[…]

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Kelly’s Article in Maisonneuve, Battle Fatigue

I’m so excited to see that my article, “Battle Fatigue,” appears in the Winter issue of Maisonneuve Magazine, a literary magazine based out of Montreal. “Battle Fatigue” addresses sexual harassment in the Canadian Armed Forces, and while I am a proud CAF veteran, I am also a louder and prouder feminist. This article was a[…]

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Cover Reveal: Waiting, An Anthology

It’s been a long time in the works, but I’m excited to see the cover revealed for Waiting; An Anthology of essays, to be published by University of Alberta Press in August, 2018 and edited by Julie Sedivy and Rona Altrows. The essays are…as you can imagine, about waiting, all interpreted by various authors. This[…]

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Kelly Appears on The Morning Show on Global

Everyday Heroes: Inspirational Stories of Men and Women in the Canadian Armed Forces

Recently, I was lucky to visit The Morning Show on Global with Editor, Jody Mitic, to chat with Jeff and Carolyn about Everyday Heroes: Inspirational stories from men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces, which just released with Simon & Schuster Canada on 24 October. The book is already a Canadian bestseller!!!

Not only did we have a great time on the show, but it was a wonderful chance to showcase this important book that gives Canadians insight into the life of our soldiers and veterans, who are gracious, humble, and fierce (as Jody would say!). I hope you enjoy and buy the book. You can also read more about the tour and book at EverydayHeroesBook.ca

Creative Non Fiction Course at Royal Roads- Come learn with me!

You still have time to enrol in my course, Telling True Stories, at Royal Roads University Continuing Education Department. The course is four weeks long, distanced learning, and allows students to explore the creative non fiction genre in all it’s forms, including lyric, flash, memoir, biography, and so much more. The course description reads: Everyone[…]

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Everyday Heroes one of CBC’s Top 20 Nonfiction for Fall

It’s exciting times as Everyday Heroes: Inspirational stories from men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, which releases this fall from Simon & Schuster Canada, ranked on one of CBC Book’s fall preview lists! My essay, “Basically Broken” appears in this anthology. CBC Books does lots of roundups of great books, so I was[…]

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Telling True Stories Creative Non Fiction at Royal Roads University

I’m so excited to teach my upcoming course, Telling True Stories, at Royal Roads University Continuing Education Department. The course is four weeks long, distanced learning, and allows students to explore the creative non fiction genre in all it’s forms, including lyric, flash, memoir, biography, and so much more. The course description reads: Everyone has[…]

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