Freelance Author & Management Consultant
The Secrets of Mudge Bay
Historical Fiction based on the real-life tragedy of Daniel George Dodge, heir to the Dodge Motor Company fortune.
Daniel was married 13 days to a telephone operator from Manitoulin Island who was making $15 a week.
The coroner ruled his death an ‘accidental drowning’.
The circumstances suggest otherwise.
THE BIG PLAY
A comic suspense, about 4 golfing buddies who go on a routine weekend to drink, chase and golf. They stumble upon a well-known bookie and criminal, and an opportunity to take their passion for sports fixing to the next level.
They must quickly decide how far they want to go into the dark side of sports. Despite early warning signs, they proceed to Ireland to fulfill their bucket list dream.
They were about to enter a world where murder was commonplace. A world a galaxy away from the one they lived in.
Some passions can be dangerous.
This is almost a fiction.
BIO - WHY DO 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 lacrosse and golf. High school was a blast, between parties I enjoyed statistics and business, but I loved 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).
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. My job 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 and on the eve of publishing a third. The second novel was based on a fascinating true story I learned about on Manitoulin Island, where I spent my summers growing up. The third novel, 'Waaskone' is also set on the island and is a fiction inspired by decades of unexplained happenings that occurred in that region of the Great Lakes.
The more I write the more I learn about myself. THAT is why I started to write. I am finding out now that I really enjoy the unexplained or unsolved. I do like historical fiction. If you spend enough time researching what is historically factual, 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 a place to make the reader smile.
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.