About the author

About the author

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Biography

At the age of 19 I spent a year and a half traveling overland from London England to Australia, passing through many places in the news today, including Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and the Swat valley in Pakistan. Returning to Canada I worked at an amazing variety of jobs, from cab driver to land surveyor to accordion salesman, eventually settling down as a software developer for the web.

I set aside my technical background to concentrate on writing and music. I’m the author of three novels, THE ARXELDORADO, and THE BLACK HEART OF THE STATION, one novella, CHOPPER MUSIC, and a number of short stories. Several new novels are in the works,  one of which I hope to release by the end of 2017.

My stories tend to skirt close to the edge of believability (but hopefully never cross over). I’m attracted to characters who are able to break out of their stereotypes (as Jackson Reilly does in CHOPPER MUSIC) and transform themselves.

Private Life

I love both reading and writing, and both listening to and playing music (I’m an amateur classical pianist). I also enjoy cycling, traveling to exotic lands, and working with animals. I’m crazy for any sport activity relating to the water, including swimming, surfing, wind-surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

I’m married and live in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Motivations

I write for the joy of creation, but like all writers, aspire to build a solid following.