D. M. Ditson

About me

I have been writing for a decade, first as a journalist and then as a communications consultant for a series of governmental organizations. I am obsessed with telling the truth.


My first book Wide Open is a memoir about faith and loss of faith, about sexual assault and about the astounding human capacity to heal. 


I earned a journalism degree and a public-relations certificate from the University of Regina. 


In October 2017, Wide Open won the John V. Hicks prize, awarded by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild to an unpublished manuscript. I also won a 2015 Director’s Bursary from Sage Hill Writing Experience.