I grew up on the west coast of Canada and studied marine biology
and fish physiology at the University of Victoria and the
University of British Columbia.
I founded the non-profit World Fisheries Trust in 1995 and served
as Executive Director until 2005. 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.
I live on Protection Island, just off Nanaimo, B.C. My interests
include music, boats and hiking, in no particular order. I read a
lot, I play the piano most days and have sailed around Vancouver
Island, an experience I wrote a book about--soon to be published
as SEA TRIAL.