Published Work


Full Profile/Article Page Author Jules Torti

How group tours are like blind dates Matador Network, October 2012

11 Big facts about Edmonton you probably didn’t know Matador Network, October 2012

How to Spend 16 Hours in Havana, Cuba Matador Network, October 2012

Guide to Drinking in Cuba Matador Network, October 2012

Saturday Morning Grazing at the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market Matador Network, September 2012

Where to get the most interesting drinks in Toronto Matador Network, August 2012

5 Fine foods for under $5 in Toronto Matador Network, July 2012

6 Indie coffee shops in Toronto Matador Network, June 2012

6 Unique foodie spots in Toronto Matador Network, June 2012


Reissued Canadian Cult Classic The Lesser Blessed a Treasured Time Capsule (Review of The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp), The Vancouver Sun, February 26, 2016

Spirited Guide Offers Liquid Education in Alcohol (Review of The Sophisticated School of Drinking by Kerstin Ehmer and Beate Hindermann), The Vancouver Sun, February 12, 2016

Shedding light on a lonely job: Lighthouse keeper offers a ‘remarkable eavesdrop’ into a coastal calling  (Review of Light Years: Memoir of a Modern Lighthouse Keeper by Caroline Woodward), The Vancouver Sun, January 15, 2016

Coffee a force for good in Thailand (Review of Beyond Fair Trade: How One Small Coffee Company Helped Transform a Hillside Village in Thailand by Mark Pendergrast), The Vancouver Sun, December 25, 2015

Tuco the parrot takes joyful flight (Review of Tuco: The Parrot, the Others and a Scattershot World by Brian Brett), The Waterloo Record, September 12, 2015

Clara-fied: Clara Hughes reveals her long, hard road to personal victory (review of Open Heart, Open Mind by Clara Hughes), The Montreal Gazette, September 8, 2015

Homesteading Goes Urban in New Cookbook (review of The Urban Homesteading Cookbook by Michelle Catherine Nelson), The Vancouver Sun, April 17, 2015

Endurance of Human Spirit Lifts Amanda Lindhout’s Tale” (review of A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett), The Vancouver Sun, September 6, 2013

“There’s a Silver Lining to This Tale” (review of The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls), The Vancouver Sun, June 14, 2013

“Tabby tutors humans on healing” (review of Love Saves The Day by Gwen Cooper), The Vancouver Sun, March 8, 2013

The Proof is in the Medals” (review of The Power of More by Marnie McBean), The Vancouver Sun, August 4, 2012

Sassy, brassy, no-guff, shut-up-and-listen solutions to life” (review of This Is How by Augusten Burroughs) The Vancouver Sun, May 19, 2012

A Confused Hierarchy” (review of The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll) The Vancouver Sun, May 21, 2011

“Keeping Up With the Greens” (review of Mom, Will This Chicken Give Me Man Boobs? By Robyn Harding) The Vancouver Sun March 7th, 2009

What Dreams Are Made Of….” Business in the Valley, The Abbotsford News, May 29, 2008

“No More Teachers, No More Books” The Other Press May 5, 2008

“After God and Cod” (review of Barnacle Love by Anthony De Sa) The Vancouver Sun March 22, 2008

Escape to a Peaceful Oasis” (with Farrah Juric), Business In The Valley The Abbotsford News – May 24,2007

“Panama’s Black Sands” NOW Magazine July 13-19 2006

Give Me Some Elbow Room!” Dunnville Chronicle (Dunnville, Ontario) 2001

Massage Therapy: All About You” Dunnville Chronicle 2001



“Leaps & Bounds” (page 37), 10 Luxury Trips of a Lifetime (page 129), Home & Garden Issue, Grand Magazine, March/April

“A Thing of Beauty” (page 25), “Fireside Reads” (page 61), “Grand Living in Winter:  Wedding Trends show, Voluspa Candles, Valentine’s Day at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory” (page 122), Arts & Entertainment Issue, Grand Magazine, January/February 2016

“Room for Movement” (page 14) Massage Therapy Canada, Winter 2016

“A Reason to Pout” (page 36), Holiday Issue, Grand Magazine, November/December 2015

“Shelf life” (page 73), “Design Doyenne” (page 104), “The Wurst is Yet to Come” (page 199), “Fall in Love With…Saje” (page 199), Home Décor Issue, Grand Magazine, September/October 2015

“Close Encounters of the Four-Legged Kind” Massage Therapy Canada, Summer 2015

“A Road Trip to Wellness”  Health & Wellness Issue, Grand Magazine, July/August 2015

“Masters in Disguise” Home & Garden Issue, Grand Magazine, March/April 2015

“Two Timing Therapists” Massage Therapy Canada Spring 2015

“Balancing Act” Massage Therapy Canada, Fall 2014

“Under the Sea” Massage Therapy Canada, Summer 2014

“Salt of the Earth” Massage Therapy Canada, Spring 2014

“Dream Job: Non-traditional Career Paths for Massage Therapists” Massage Therapy Canada, Winter 2013

“Take Your Vocation on Vacation” Massage Therapy Canada, Fall 2013

“Workplace Allergens–Should RMTs Wear Gloves?” Massage Therapy Canada, Summer 2013

“Hip, Hip Toronto” Mabuhay, the official in-flight magazine of the Phillipines Airlines, January 2013 (p. 40-43)

Practice SustainabilityMassage Therapy Canada Winter 2013

“Board Stiff: How to Study For the Board Exam” Massage Therapy Canada Summer 2009

“The Coolest Place Your Dog Can Take You”  Fido Friendly magazine January/February 2009

 “Best Intentions” Canadian Running September/October 2008

Country Running Perils” Canadian Running November/December 2008

 “Where to Work…And Why I Chose Spa Life” Massage Therapy Canada Fall 2006

“People Behind the Profession” Massage Therapy Canada Winter 2005

“School Daze” Massage Therapy Canada Fall 2005

Pineapple of My Eye” Siren Magazine August/September 2002  Volume 7/3

Costa Rica” Lesbian Connection January/February 2002 Volume 24/4

Montreal” Lesbian Connection July/August 2001 Volume 24/4

The Land of Lust and Bust” LIMBO Magazine June/July 1999

The Chicklist (Pink Triangle Press) May, July, August 1997

Cockroach magazine (Environmental Youth Alliance) 1994-1995



Best Lesbian Love Stories 2009 (ed. Simone Thorne): “A Promise to Love Her Fur Off” Alyson Books 2009

Wetter! (ed. Nicole Foster): “Remembering When” Alyson Books 2008

Ultimate Lesbian Erotica 2007 (ed. Nicole Foster): “Amsterdam” Alyson Books 2007

Summer Flings (ed. Simone Thorne): “The Landscape of a Summer” Alyson Books 2007

My Lover, My Friend (ed. Lindsey Elder): “One Purple Kiss” (reprint) and “Lucky Stones” Alyson Books 2003

Hot and Bothered 3 (ed. Karen Tulchinsky): “Nine Degrees Latitude” Arsenal Pulp Press 2001

Hot and Bothered 2 (ed. Karen Tulchinsky): “Examined” Arsenal Pulp Press 1999

Early Embraces 2 (ed. Lindsey Elder): “Chicken Lasagna With Ma and Pa” Alyson Books 1999

Hot and Bothered (ed. Karen Tulchinsky): “Marge Simpson, My Blue Angel” Arsenal Pulp Press 1998

Beginnings (ed. Lindsey Elder): “One Purple Kiss” Alyson Books 1998

Awakening The Virgin (ed. Nicole Foster): “In My Heart” Alyson Books 1998

The Mammoth Book of New Erotica (ed. Maxim Jakubowski): “Day Turns Into Night” Carroll & Graf 1998


Shortlisted for Gap Adventures Coolest Travel Intern 2009

Honourable Mention ROOM Fiction, Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction Contest 2008 “Just Go To Sleep”

Shortlisted in The Writers’ Union of Canada Annual Writing For Children Competition 2008

Winner of the Youth Challenge International 10th Anniversary Essay Contest 1996


Bok the Badger by Lawrence Tilley 2008

The Tribes and Totems of Uganda, project of Roots & Shoots, The Jane Goodall Institute-Uganda 2009

Douglas College (NewWestminster, BC) Green Guide 2008

20th Vancouver Queer Film Festival Guide web pages 2008

Mixed Media/Cameos

Frugal Traveler NY Times 10 Travel websites worth bookmarking October 2012 (Number #7:

The One: More stories from National Post readers February 2012

Just a Moment: A Blurb Blog Book by Jules February 2011

Meeting in the Ladies Room: Reflections of Women in a Room of Their Own December 2009

Jane Goodall Institute Uganda Education Volunteer Profile September 2009

“And a Climax Would Help”–National Post interview with Jules Torti on writing erotica 2001

Ad Copy/Marketing

The Wild Orange Spa (Abbotsford, BC): Valentine’s and Mother’s Day advertisements, Career Opportunities Posting 2009

Budongo Forest Ecotourism Project, Jane Goodall Institute 2009


ABC Primates of Uganda colouring book, Jane Goodall Institute 2009

ABC Primates of Rwanda colouring book, Dian Fossey Gorilla Foundation 2009

Self Publishing Ventures

Forget Me Not, November 2013, Blurb Books

Accidental Love and Death, January 2014, Blurb Books


2 thoughts on “Published Work

  1. Cynthia Elcheshen

    Hi Jules,

    My name is Cynthia and I’m a second-year Print Futures student. Rebecca Vaughan sent an email to you on my behalf about possibly using one of your articles for my magazine project. I spent two years in Africa volunteering so I can relate to much of your blog. I just read “You are here” and was reminded of feelings and thoughts I’ve pushed down for a long time. Thanks for writing – I think the processing of living abroad isn’t written about often enough.


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