On the personal side

sail-2I’m a keen ocean sailor on a Hunter 280 that I share with a friend. I enjoy hatha yoga and travelling, and bashing away at rock, pop and blues on a Fender Strat. I love movies and going to art exhibitions.

In 2011, I published a novel, Hold Me Now, loosely based on the Aaron Webster murder in Vancouver in 2001. Read the Globe and Mail review; you can get a copy from the Vancouver Public Library or order the book from Amazon.

And I love to read – especially contemporary and classic fiction, history, biography, science, politics, war, music and art. Recent recommended titles: Oceans of Life (Callum Roberts), The Empire of Cotton (Sven Beckert), The German War (Nicholas Stargardt), and Words Without Music: A Memoir (Philip Glass).

I have a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia (2005) and an undergrad degree in communications from Simon Fraser University (2001).

In a parallel career to writing, I’ve taught academic, business and technical writing at several post-secondary schools, including UBC, SFU and Kwantlen University in Greater Vancouver, and at Guelph University/Humber College and George Brown College in Toronto.

Read some of my creative fiction and non-fiction (printable PDFs).