I've been writing articles and books for a general
audience since 1995. This site tells you about me and
profiles my recent books.
I grew up on the west coast of Canada and studied
marine biology at the University of Victoria and the
University of British Columbia. I worked as an
independent conservation biologist until 2005, an
occupation that gave me a chance to see quite a lot of
South America and Asia. I began writing seriously in
1997 with Against the Current, a travel column for the Victoria Times-
Colonist, followed by another column, Reality Check, for Waters
magazine, as well as science-travel articles for Escape and Westworld.
My first book for a general audience, The End of the River, was
published in 2008. My latest book is Sea Trial (2019), also non-
fiction. My other books are the mysteries Beethoven's Tenth and
Tokyo Girl and the thriller Gone Grizzly. Each book has its own page
on this website, with descriptions, reviews and where to buy.
NEW BOOK COMING!
SEA TRIAL: SAILING AFTER MY FATHER will be published
by ECW Press in May 2019!
Watch for upcoming announcements on release date,
reviews and promotion.