2013 has been a very busy year so far, although not much has been visible on the writing front. In June I qualified as an Expressive Arts Therapist after three years of part-time study at Langara College. In July I was hired on as permanent faculty in the Creative Writing Department of Kwantlen Polytechnic University where I am now teaching half-time. In August I spent another great week at the Banff Centre working on my novel. I have been published in two great anthologies this year: Force Field: 77 BC Women Poets, edited by Susan Musgrave and published by Mother Tongue Press, and How to Expect What You’re Not Expecting: Stories of Pregnancy, Parenthood and Loss, edited by Jessica Hiemstra and Lisa Martin-DeMoor out from TouchWood Editions this fall. I am excited by friends’ 2013 publications across the genres, including Jane Silcott’s Everything Rustles: Memoirs (Anvil Press), Cynthia Flood’s Red Girl Rat Boy: Stories (Biblioasis) and Lydia Kwa’s sinuous: poems (Turnstone Press) as I navigate another incubation phase of my own writing and look forward to more news of my own publications soon.