I’m a writer, essayist, and novelist with stories published in PRISM International, Dreamers Magazine, and Firewords Quarterly. My creative endeavors gravitate toward fusions of gothic mystery, noir suspense, and surrealist fantasy. As an Armenian of the diaspora and Lebanese-Canadian, I’m furthermore invested in themes of belonging. My work often explores existential questions—moments when people are caught in dark states of transition, contradiction, and flux. I’ve also authored scholarly essays on posthumanism and surrealism, both topics that influence my storytelling.


I have an interdisciplinary PhD from York University, am a two-time Pitch Wars mentor and a professor in the Faculty of Media and Creative Arts at Humber College in Toronto. When not reading and writing ghost stories, I live in a hundred-and-twelve-year-old haunted house.

Photo: Gillian Foster

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