I write about books, pop culture, and personal finance (and the places where those subjects intersect). My dream writing project would be a deep dive into the world of the Judy Bolton Mystery Series, a series of books similar to Nancy Drew but with more realistic mysteries and characters. Or, if we’re aiming really high, adapting 19th-century novels into BBC miniseries!

Personal Essays

How Do You Prepare for Change That Hasn’t Happened Yet (But Might)?, The Billfold

The Cost of Taking the Train Across Canada with a Bust of Shakespeare, The Billfold

The Cost of Living Alone and Liking It, The Billfold

Dear Internet, Please Stop Bringing the Men I’ve Dated Back Into My Life, P.S. I Love You

Criticism

What Children’s Literature Teaches Us About Money: Dodie Smith’s ‘I Capture the Castle’, The Billfold

20 Years of You’ve Got Mail: Why the Film’s Take on How We Connect Is Still Relevant, Reel Honey

The Secret of the Teen Sleuth: Why Are On-Screen Versions of Nancy Drew So Unsatisfying?, Reel Honey

Selected Book Riot Clips

In Defense of Little Women‘s Amy March, Book Riot

Books I’ve Read Instead of Finishing Moby-Dick, Book Riot

Honest Plot Summaries of 19th-Century Novels, Book Riot

Life Advice from Victorian Novels, Book Riot

all my Book Riot posts

Reporting

Novelist uses her ancestors for inspiration, The Canadian Press

Chimp research ‘life-changing’ for author, The Canadian Press

Book Reviews

Bent Not Broken: Madeline and Justin by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, Quill & Quire

He Who Dreams by Melanie Florence, Quill & Quire

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, Bookclub-in-a-Box

Wild by Cheryl Strayed, Bookclub-in-a-Box