Things Present Things Past

I found a great piece of activist history thanks to Janos Mate – a legendary campaigner for Greenpeace a few decades ago!

The memory of swimming in protest around a colossal US warship with nuclear weapons on board, in Vancouver’s harbour, in 1989, is still fresh in my mind! [ read more…]

November at the Miami Book Fair!

If it’s November it must be the Miami Book Fair coming up! 

I’m so looking forward to being at the MBF to present on a panel of authors on November 24th, 2019. The Fair is just a wonderful buzz of activity and I feel very honoured to be on the program this year as a new author. 

One of my favourite events at the Fair is the Friday night National Book Award Nominees who read brief excerpts from their nominated books – it’s so varied – from history, to fiction, biography, poetry, some of it from seasoned well established writers, and also from new cutting edge writers, who are exploding the scene on race, politics, and literature. 

I’ve heard many authors speak at the MBF, over several years now – and it never disappoints! 

In 2020 I’m hoping to hit more book fairs and festivals – including the Sechelt Writers Festival in August and the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival in July. 

I’m busy these days, working on a new writing project – a collection of stories – loosely connected by an occurring item……that’s the only clue for now! [ read more…]

Book Tour Highlights, Summer 2019

Photo by Mitchel Raphael from the Toronto book launch of Outside In

May and June 2019, were busy months for me as the book launch and tour for “Outside In: A Political Memoir” got under way. With the expert help of Zoe Grams Communications, David Molenhuis at Between The Lines, and Kim Elliott, we embarked on an ambitious itinerary of media coverage and book launch events that took me to Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Hamilton and Mississauga. [ read more…]