Hello Writers and Readers!

All the ways we can meet on the page

I’m an author of twelve books who has over 20 years of experience as a writing teacher, editor and manuscript consultant. Curious to experience a new publishing format? Read excerpts from my new book “Oscar of Between” and see how they interact with other writers, artists and readers. My previous book, Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing is a best-seller. Please be my guest and read the two excerpts.

Manuscript Consulting

If it’s one-on-one consults, writing workshops and courses, manuscript development, substantive editing or publishing advice, all of these are my most sought-after skills. Read more…


In my five-month Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, I pair you with an established author to mentor you one-on-one to improve your manuscript. Jump to Web site

Oscar's Salon

Experience a new publishing format! Here you can read excerpts from my new book, “Oscar of Between,” along with invited Guest Writers, Artists and Readers who add their voice to the mix. Visit Oscar’s Salon

My Books

From poetry to memoir to personal essay to lyric prose, discover the range of my books along with some reviews, excerpts, videos and other extras. Browse my books


Check out the monthly manuscript Q & A on the VMI website and pose your question.