Two of her short stories have won awards – THE CENTREPIECE 1st place in CANADIAN STORIES magazine literary competition in 2005; FLOWERS FOR ELIZABETH honourable mention in the same contest, and honourable mention in Burnaby Writers competition in 1999.
Her poem, SPINNER OF DREAMS, was awarded honourable mention in the 2013 CANADIAN STORIES magazine competition. Doris is editor and co-author of THE HOSPITAL ON THE HILL, a history of Langley Memorial Hospital published in 1997.
FURY OF THE WIND – a novel, 2009 by Libros Libertad Publishing.
In 1948 an unemployed schoolteacher from Ontario, seeking love and a better life, arrives in rural Saskatchewan only to find prejudice, bigotry and a web of dark secrets surrounding her future husband.
The year is 1951 and Tyne, a young nursing student in Alberta, finds herself in bitter conflict with her parents because of her decision to marry a man who is not of their faith. Then one of her best friends makes a life changing mistake, while Tyne’s plans for her own future crumble.
Happily married, Tyne is content in her dual role of farmer’s wife and hospital nurse until a late night conversation with a patient sets in motion a series of heartbreaking events that she could never have imagined.