I write about dark history, folklore, and hauntings from a journalistic perspective – with a heavy focus on Vancouver Island. Many of my older posts are Celtic themed. I’m the author of The Haunting of Vancouver Island and Way of the Wraith. I’ve also been published in the Times Colonist and Nelson’s Canadian Corrections textbook.
I have a degree in Creative Writing from VIU where I received the Barry Broadfoot Award for Journalism and the Gisele Merlet Creative Writing Award. My nonfiction studies focused on First Nations topics including teachings from elders and “field school” at the University of Fairbanks in Alaska where I received instruction how to record oral histories.
Besides being a writer and photographer, I’m an Afghanistan infantry veteran, forager, stand-up paddleboarder, and cancer survivor. Nerve damage from chemo in 2011 gave me permanent non-visible disabilities, which I continue to deal with to this day.
I enjoy writing genre fiction the most, but plan to write a memoir about my experiences in Afghanistan, return with cancer, and struggle to reintegrate into society. Health challenges ended my career ambitions, but pushed me towards my real passion in life: writing.
I live a life of gratitude.