I love to travel and take photographs of interesting places and people and things. I took this photo during my lunch hour in Coal Harbour, not far from the office where I work.
I’m a keen ocean sailor on a Hunter 280 that I share with a friend (see photo below and also Come Sail Away, a short piece I wrote for the Globe and Mail).
I enjoy hatha yoga, 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: Richard Nixon: The Life, by John Farrell; Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited, by Philip Eade; White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, by Nancy Isenberg; and Chesapeake, by Jame Michener.
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.