I've worked as a freelance writer for many years publishing over 100 magazine and newspaper articles in a variety of publications. I've also written for provincial government ministries, educational websites, and private industry. An educator and counsellor as well, I've worked in both the public and independent school systems for over 25 years.
My writing over the years has focused on my passions. As a father of three grown children, I’ve used my two sons and daughter as inspirations for many pieces I’ve written. I’ve assembled some of those in the Father Matters section on this site. For two years, I wrote a monthly column about men in what was then a women’s magazine. Some of those can be found in Man Matters.
I've recently published a memoir entitled Open Heart Runner: Searching for Meaning After My Heart Stopped. It tells the story of my recovery from a cardiac arrest at the end of an eight-kilometer road race. Few thought I would survive after being without a pulse for 20 minutes. My memoir chronicles my search for some insight into the nature of competitive endeavors, illness and spirituality.
The book is available on Amazon.com in paperback and ebook formats and at many bookstores.
On the Open Heart Runner page, I’ve added an excerpt from the book. You can also find more information and photos about the book on Facebook.
I welcome your comments or questions you may have about obtaining the rights for any of my writing you see on the site. Please send me an email by clicking here: Contact Me
Copies of Open Heart Runner are available in Victoria at Munro's Books, Bolen Books, Ivy's Books, Cadboro Bay Books, and Frontrunners.
Open Heart Runner Book Trailer
Darin Steinkey has produced a wonderful book trailer for Open Heart Runner which you can view by clicking here.
CVV Magazine Interview
CVV Magazine has posted an interview with writer Erin Anderson and me about Open Heart Runner. Check it out here.
CBC Radio Interview
I spoke about Open Heart Runner with Jo-Ann Roberts the host of CBC Victoria's All Points West on Thursday June 21st. You can listen to the interview via podcast by clicking here.
Times Colonist Feature Interview
Click here to read Adrian Chamberlain's review of Open Heart Runner published in the Times Colonist newspaper on Sunday, June 24th.
Book Review at Bookpleasures.com
Dr. June Maffin has published an online review of Open Heart Runner on the website Book Pleasures. You can read it here.
Read Amy Reiswig's article about Open Heart Runner in Focus Magazine by clicking here.