For most of my life I dabbled in creative writing which I shamelessly inflicted on friends and relatives. The pleasures  of growing up and pressures of then earning a living dissuaded me from taking the craving seriously. Born in 1938 and raised in British Columbia, I obtained an engineering degree at UBC two years after the decimation of Canada’s aviation  industry. That led me to immigrate to the United States and work 35 years in engineering and management positions.

Retirement with a reasonable pension opened a door to the creative writing world and I leaped through. You may wonder what engineering and creative writing could possibly have in common. Sure engineering attracts analytical types, called nerds in extreme cases. But at the other end of the spectrum lie very creative individuals often  inspired to move technology forward. I lean in the direction of those creativity freaks.

My novels are different in content and setting. Well, not entirely. The Two Loves trilogy (Lost, Sought and Challenged) are centered around the life and trials faced by the main characters. The Pizza Dough King is a man’s description of the major segments of his life. Murder – On Salt Spring is essentially a cozy little mystery. All deal with the enduring nature of love in the face of life-changing obstacles. Feedback of people reading through the night, cancelling hair appointments, etc. testifies to their captivating quality.

I’m a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. Ironically, a similar connection occurred in my maternal ancestry when a captain in the British army occupying New York married the daughter of a sergeant fighting in the Revolutionary Army. They were married in a church on Manhattan Island. Guess that makes me a prodigal Son of the American Revolution. Now over eighty, I lead a somewhat reclusive country life outside Boise – still writing.

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