Serious writing doesn’t have to be dry and boring! As an author, I aim to produce work that is informative and analytical but also lively, engaging, and reader-friendly. My publications are characterized by vibrant description, accessible prose, and even (when my editors permit it!) the occasional dash of humour. 

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“‘Righteousness Exalteth the Nation’: Religion, Nationalism, and Thanksgiving Day in Ontario, 1859-1914,” in Celebrating Canada, Volume I: Holidays, National Days, and the Crafting of Identities, Matthew Hayday and Raymond Blake, eds., (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016).

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“Ghosts of Cottage Country Past,” Spacing Magazine, Issue 39 (Spring 2016): 54.


“A Little Place in the (Next) Country: Negotiating Nature and Nation in 1970s Ontario,” Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 47 No. 3 (Fall 2013): 42-66.


“‘Roughing it in Comfort’: Family Cottaging and Consumer Culture in Postwar Ontario,” Canadian Historical Review, Vol. 94 No. 2 (June 2013): 234-62.


“Cars and Cottages: The Automotive Transformation of Ontario’s Summer Home Tradition,” Ontario History, Vol. 100 No. 1 (Spring 2008): 26-56.


“The Road to Stability: The Rise of Provincial Political Parties in British Columbia,” The Seed, Vol. 1 No. 1 (Autumn 1997): 15-33.