Freelance Author & Management Consultant
BIO - WHY I WRITE?
I was raised in Markham Ontario by a stay at home mom and a hard-working father. I was a jock, playing all sports, showing some promise in golf and lacrosse. High school was mostly a party and I enjoyed statistics and business, but adored English.
Actually, I was in love with my Grade 11 English teacher (Nancy) and later my Grade 13 Advanced English teacher (Bonnie). I was blessed to have two intelligent, beautiful women showing me the wonderment of prose and poetry. I took 3 English classes in Grade 13 (yes there was grade 13 when I went to school). I was hooked, all I wanted to do was write.
But college presented the world to me and all of a sudden, I realized I would need to get a job.
The next 35 years flew by, with very little time for writing. I ended my professional career as a senior executive for a multi-national office product company. It allowed me to travel the world and study a passion of mine; sports fixing. This was the basis for my first book, which I began to write while I was still working.
So now, here we are, 2 novels later. The second novel is based on a fascinating true story that I learned about on Manitoulin Island, where I spent my summers growing up.
The more I write the more I learn about myself. THAT is why I started to write. I am finding out now that I am writing to bring focus to things that are a mystery, unsolved or unexplained. I do like historical fiction. If you do a good enough job researching what is historically factual, then you can do a pretty good job, filling in the blanks.
I love to make people laugh.
We all need to laugh more and I try to put humor into my books. Even in a murder mystery, you can find some place to induce a giggle.
I want people to read my books. I want them to laugh if its funny and cry if it’s sad.
I do both when I write, so it’s only fair.