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


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

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


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