Photo by Janet Baxter


WELCOME to my website.

I am a published author who facilitates writing workshops — most recently for residents at a treatment centre for addiction in East Vancouver. I’ve also served as fiction mentor for Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio Online, and taught writing workshops in the continuing studies program at the University of British Columbia and at Langara. For details about upcoming literary readings and classes, please see the News & Events page. To contact me to arrange for readings and classes or manuscript evaluation, please see the Contact & Photos page.

My third book is actually “our” book, a collaborative work of non-fiction with my husband Tony Wanless.  Four Umbrellas: A Couple’s Journey into Young-Onset Alzheimer’s will be published in paper and e-format by Dundurn Press and in audio by Tantor Media of the U.S. in a joint release Oct. 17, 2020. Details to follow.

My second novel Two-Gun & Sun is inspired by Morris Two-Gun Cohen and Sun Yat-sen, and is narrated by a frontier newspaperwoman whose world is upended by these two. For my video synopsis of the novel, go to Two-Gun & Sun and click on the image at the bottom of the page.

My debut novel Underground is about a Canadian’s search for identity as he journeys from the Somme to the Spanish Civil War. For a visual synopsis, go to Underground and click on the image at the bottom of the page.

For further details, see About June, where I tell you a little bit about myself.

I hope you will return to the News & Events page for ongoing news, photos, comments, and appearances.