“Fanny and the Caribou” is my new play about the World War One Nurse from Belloram, NL, named France Cluett. She served overseas in many locations, most notably in France. She wrote letters home to her mother, who faithfully saved them, and all these years later they are found in a published collection called “Your Daughter, Fanny.” It is compiled and edited by Burt Riggs and Bill Rompkey and is published by Flanker Press. My play is not based on the book, but is an imagined play inspired by the letters, which are wonderfully, clearly written. “Fanny and the Caribou” will premiere in Cowhead during TNL’s summer season of 2016.
“The Haunting of Margaret Duley” is my play about the obscure Newfoundland author Margaret Duley. She wasn’t always obscure. In the the 40’s and the 50’s she was a celebrated author, somewhat notoriously regarded in her home country of Newfoundland, but with accolades from critics abroad, in the States and in Canada. Margaret wrote a handful of books, and although she came from a prominent and well off family, died impoverished and all but forgotten. This is a commission for Rising Tide Theatre.
I am working on two new books. There is a sequel to “This is the Cat” in the works and a brand new novel “An Introvert’s Guide to Survival.”