I have always loved words.
My dad says that I was quiet for the first two years of my life—but once I began to talk, I never stopped. Five decades later, my love for words has only deepened.
A dear friend once told me, “Everyone has at least one good book in them.” In 2012, after selling the software company that had consumed fifteen years of my life, my friend’s quote fuelled me to embark on my next ambitious venture: writing my debut novel, Goodnight Sunshine.
Two books and eight years later, I’ve learned that I love the craft of writing as much as the words themselves. I love drafting, re-drafting, editing, proofreading, and connecting with readers. I love public readings, workshops, courses, and networking with other writers. And it turns out that I also love helping other authors bring their words to life—by providing book design and consultation services.
I also aspire to teaching, which has led me to begin a second round of post-secondary education—twenty-five years after completing my first. I am currently enrolled in English and Creative Writing courses at the University of British Columbia, with a goal to pursuing a Masters in Creative Writing within the next few years.
When I’m not writing or designing books, I enjoy hiking with my wife and son and taking long “literary talk” walks with my daughter. I am fortunate to live in a very bookish family—all four of us are writers, and my wife, Sheila Cameron, is also a professional editor.
I have a million other passions—like travel and music and hockey and cooking and volunteering at a seniors’ village—but in this strange reality called 2020, I am savouring the opportunity to step back from my usual busyness and focus on a simpler existence.