Welcome

IMG_1100bI am a writer, an editor, and a researcher with expertise in Canadian literary culture and North American texts for young people, with an emphasis on gender and genre, sexuality studies, print and screen media, popular culture, adaptation studies, book and periodical history, scholarly editing, the archive, and digital humanities.

My books include an edition of L.M. Montgomery’s rediscovered final book, The Blythes Are Quoted (2009), a restored edition of her First World War novel Rilla of Ingleside (with Andrea McKenzie, 2010), the collections of essays Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables (with Irene Gammel, 2010) and Textual Transformations in Children’s Literature: Adaptations, Translations, Reconsiderations (2013), and the critical anthology The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volume 1: A Life in Print (2013), Volume 2: A Critical Heritage (2014), and Volume 3: A Legacy in Review (2015), which won the 2016 PROSE Award for Literature from the Association of American Publishers. I have also contributed journal articles, scholarly book chapters, paratexts, shorter publications, and reviews on a wide range of North American print and screen texts. I also prepared and introduced a fully restored Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Anne of Green Gables (2017).

I am editor two book series: Early Canadian Literature (Wilfrid Laurier University Press), which returns to print novels and memoirs published before 1950, with eight volumes already in print, and The L.M. Montgomery Library (University of Toronto Press), which collects Montgomery’s extensive periodical work, including short stories, poems, and miscellaneous pieces, with two volumes already in print. L.M. Montgomery Online, a web resource I direct, provides information about Montgomery’s life, work, and legacy for her worldwide readership.

I received my Ph.D. in English from McMaster University in 2006 and a graduate certificate in publishing from Ryerson University in 2015. After twenty years of work in the university sector, I’m now looking for new employment opportunities in the fields of book history, data management, publishing, communications, and cultural heritage.

Cover art for A WORLD OF SONGS: SELECTED POEMS, 1894–1921, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre Cover art for A NAME FOR HERSELF: SELECTED WRITINGS, 1891–1917 Anne of Green Gables (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 2: A Critical Heritage The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1 Rilla of Ingleside, by L.M. Montgomery Anne's World  Reassessments of L.M. Montgomery

Cover art for THE NEW RACE, by William H.H. Johnson  Cover art for Early Canadian Literature edition of In Due Season, by Christine van der Mark Cover art for Early Canadian Literature edition of The Flying Years, by Frederick Niven Cover art for Early Canadian Literature edition of The Forest of Bourg-Marie, by S. Frances Harrison Cover art for Early Canadian Literature edition of The Seats of the Mighty, by Gilbert Parker Cover art for Early Canadian Literature edition of The Traditional History and Characteristic Sketches of the Ojibway Nation, by George Copway Cover art for Early Canadian Literature edition of Painted Fires, by Nellie L. McClung Cover art for Early Canadian Literature edition of The Foreigner, by Ralph Connor