I used to be an editor. Working for publishers in Toronto and later in London, I edited nonfiction, before adding a year at McKinsey & Co and then returning to Vancouver to start my own firm.
Writing fiction happened by accident, while I was looking at the film industry as a possible source of editing contracts. I tried my hand at writing a script and fell in love with dialogue. Half-hour scripts, full-length screenplays, comedy, drama, I tried everything.
After only a few nibbles from the film business, I decided to have a crack at a novel. My first, Owen’s Day, attracted interest from a midwestern newspaper as a winter serialization. But they wanted more cuts than I was prepared to make so I declined.
A long-standing love of golf and the Masters led to my second book, Ang Tak. The story of a young man of Sherpa and British descent, the title means “Little Tiger.”
The Money Tree came next, developed from a script I’d written years before. It drew on my editing experience for clients in the financial sector.
Return to Kaitlin was based on my nephew’s nightmarish experience in a town in northern Alberta. And my collection of stories for children, A Knock at the Door, was assembled and produced after years of searching for the right illustrator.
A Mexican vacation was the basis for my 2020 suspense novel Cruising to Danger. A sequel, Finding Marius, will be published in 2021.
Born in England and raised in Canada, I love movies and am currently immersed in old British movies on YouTube. I enjoy helping kids with their reading in our library’s Reading Buddies program, and I golf every chance I get.
Return to Kaitlin
A hard-drinking young man is kicked out of university, goes north to find work but finds more trouble instead.
The Money Tree
A money-growing family must put aside their disagreements to withstand attacks from the Secret Service and their neighbors.
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