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The Very Marrow of Our Bones 

Cartoon shape of flying bear

The Very Marrow of Our Bones, published by ECW Press, is also available as an audiobook at and

Foreword INDIES Editor's Choice Prize – Fiction, 2018 

A beautifully insightful review by Richard Lemm: Lulu the Fiddler From Fraser Arm B.C.

CBC Books: "How I Wrote It" Interview with Dionne Codrington

49th Shelf: 2018 Books of the Year: Fiction

Nancy Wigston's wonderful Toronto Star review

A lovely Kirkus Review

And an Open Book interview

​A few of my book recommendations on 49th Shelf

An exploration (and a few recommendations) of books on motherhood at

I am represented by Hilary McMahon at Westwood Creative Artists.

"... Once, my eldest brother Geordie and I came across the carcass of a freshly killed young possum in the back woods. Its arms were raised above its head, as if in disbelief. Beseeching. Whatever had killed it had ripped open its belly and eaten all its tender bits. My mother’s disappearance left us all like that."

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Promoted to Glory

Read my short story, "Promoted to Glory," published in Plenitude: Your Queer Literary Magazine

"... Uncle Hal had a bee in his bonnet about every one of us getting an education; Dad figured we’d do just dandy as shop girls or working at the Beaver Lumber store. He’d heard about Icarus."



CBC Short Story Prize 2020

Courage, My Love

Silver Award!

National Magazine Awards 2019 Fiction
A Prayer for Ursula in Open D


Winner! Editor's Choice Prize – Fiction 
2018 Foreword INDIES
The Very Marrow of Our Bones


CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize 2016

Because we're not at the ocean

Reading, writing...

ECW is publishing my next novel in September 2023.


A collection of short stories is in the works...

"A Prayer for Ursula in Open D" in The Malahat Review: Look for it in Issue 205: Queer Perspectives, Winter 2018.


"Dysplastic Man!" in The New Quarterly, Issue 145, Winter 2018.

In 2011, I was shortlisted for the Marina Nemat Award in the Creative Writing program at the University of Toronto.​


I was on the editorial collective of Fireweed, A Feminist Quarterly for a decade.

Christine on a hill carrying her old pug dog

I am a grateful and happy recipient of a 2020 Canada Council grant. The characters of my next book, and I, offer the Canada Council and the people of Canada my heartfelt thanks. @CanadaCouncil #BringingTheArtsToLife


I am honoured and delighted to be the recipient of a 2018 Ontario Arts Council grant. #ontarioartscouncil

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