What I Can Do For You
Are you looking for someone who can help your organization write and edit its materials or mentor your writing staff? I have taught hundreds of students from 18 to 80 to help them become published writers. I also offer mentoring and advice to established professional writers on how to improve their work. Please check out my Clients & References to learn more about what I do.
I have spoken to a variety of Canadian Women’s Clubs in Canada, and to schools, service clubs, library meetings, writers’ groups, and senior citizens. Topics I’ve spoken about include the lighter side of Canada’s history, how to go from a wannabe writer to a published author, and how to improve your humour writing skills.
Radio and TV Guest
As one half of Canada’s Trivia Guys, I have appeared on dozens of private radio stations from the east coast to the west providing fun segments on various aspects of Canadiana. Among the CBC shows I’ve appeared on are Fresh Air, Metro Morning, Cross Country Checkup, and Here and Now. I was a regular on-air contributor for CBC’s Basic Black for a year. I’ve also appeared many times on television talk/information shows including Canada AM, Breakfast Television, and Rogers Daytime. Please contact me if you’re looking for a guest to talk trivia.
Tripping …over the border, eat/drink magazine, September/October 2016
I nailed it, but won’t quit my day job, London Free Press, July 1, 2016
When in Reykjavik…, eat/drink magazine, January/February 2016
Small, sweet steps, London Free Press, July 4, 2015
Parking attendants stay active on front lines, Western News, December 4, 2014
And the band played on…, The Globe and Mail, July 8, 2014
London film pioneer played key role in shaping Hollywood, The Londoner, January 3, 2013
When performance becomes its own reward, Western News, October 18, 2007
Everyone can win a ribbon … in the right category, The Globe and Mail, September 28, 2005
My brilliant hockey career, Stitches Magazine, February 1995
The Last Sweet Shot of Drew Claringbold, The Saturday Evening Post, Aug. 28, 2012
The Trend Station, Stitches Magazine, April 1995
The Fall of the House at Poe Corner, Stitches Magazine, April 1994