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Am I the writer for you?  Check out my list of publications and some excerpts from my published work.  As a freelance writer, I am always interested in writing contracts.  I also teach writing workshops, deliver keynote addresses, and do readings for adults and school children.  I have a 45-minute slide presentation on canoeing tripping in northern Saskatchewan that has been very successful in selling my guidebook, and it was part of the MEC Vancouver Spring 2002 slideshow series and the Waterwalker Film Festival in 2003. As well, I have a 45-minute slide presentation on canoeing northern BC rivers that was well received at the 2005 Wilderness Canoe Symposium in Toronto and 2007 Waterwalker Film Festival among many other more recent venues. My latest keynote was delivered in October 2012 to 750 students and staff at Highland High School in Comox, the kick off event for Healthy Lifestyles Day. For more information on booking a presentation... contact me.

Books By The Author

BC Book Cover

Book Cover Of Northern Saskatchewan Canoe Trips

Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips: Volume One
Rocky Mountain Books, 2008
ISBN 978-1-89722-13-4

Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips: Volume Two
Rocky Mountain Books, 2010
ISBN 978-1-926855-04-2

Northern Saskatchewan Canoe Trips: A Guide to 15 Wilderness Rivers 
The Boston Mills Press, 2003 
ISBN 1-55046-369-1
(To read a summary and reviews)

Upcoming Publications

Waterways Her Way: An Anthology of Women's Paddling Adventures

My Kingdom For a Horse


Anthologies In Which the Writer's Work Appears

Paddle Quest

Rendezvous With the Wild: The Boreal Forest
The Boston Mills Press, 2004
ISBN 1-55046-422-1

Up the Creek: True Stories of Canoeists in Trouble
Ragged Mountain Press, 2004
ISBN 0-07139-090-1

The Fed Anthology
Anvil Press , 2003
ISBN 1-895636-48-5

Paddle Quest II: More of Canada’s Best Canoe Routes,
The Boston Mills Press, 2003
ISBN 1-55046-390-X

Paddle Quest: Canada's Best Canoe Routes,
The Boston Mills Press, 2000
ISBN 1-55046-311-X read excerpt

Love and Longing in the Near North,
Catchfire Press, 2000
ISBN 0-9680353-9-6

Wild Rice: First Harvest,
The Wild Rice Writers' Group of La Ronge, 1995
ISBN 0-9699897-0-9

Ved Anthology

More Canoe Routes







Periodicals In Which the Writer's Work Appears

Explore, 2014, Spring Issue, "Backcountry Blunders"

The Leader Post: Northern Saskatchewan Tourism Guide
2013, Photos: “Robertson Falls on Fire” and “Flying Over Wollaston Lake”

Pacific Paddler
2013, May/June,“Which Came First,the Kanaka or the Canuck?”

Pacific Paddler
2013, February/March,“Canadian Outrigger comes out of the Winter Fog”

Pacific Paddler
2012, November/December,“Canada Hosts the World”

Pacific Paddler
2012, August/September,“Ripping it up at Island Iron”

Rapid Mag’s Canoeroots
2012, Early Summer,“Finally, The Finlay”

Rapid Mag’s Canoeroots
2009, Spring, Photo: “Day 1, I really don't like portaging...”

Rapid Mag’s Canoeroots
2006, Fall, Photos: “Bottom of Frog Portage” and “Skipping the Sermon at Stanley Mission”

The Northerner
“Freedom,” 2006, September. One of the 14 "Paddle Stories" selected for the PORTAGE centennial sculpture in La Ronge, SK.

Rapid Mag’s Canoeroots
2005, February, “Solo, Then So High”

Rapid Magazine
2004, Fall, Photo:“Curious Caribou, Stikine River”

KANAWA, 2004, Summer, “Inside the Boreal Rendezvous: The Scoop on How to be a Celebrity Canoe Trip Guide (Or Not)”

Rapid Mag’s Canoeroots, 2004, February, “Destination: Saskatchewan’s Fond du Lac River”

KANAWA, 2003, Spring, “Outrageous Outrigger”

KANAWA, 2002, Summer/ Fall, "White Squall on the Churchill" read excerpt                          

The Hauler, 2002, Jan./Feb., "Join a Logger for Lunch at the Ideal Cafe"

Chatelaine, 2001, September, "Journey of my Life" read excerpt

Comox Valley Record,

2001, March, "Hospice's Team With a Dream"
2001,  April,   "Hospice Team's Spirits Continue to Soar"
2001,  May,    "May is Hospice Month"

Spring, 2000, Vol.1, January, "Crossing the Bay"       

The Northerner,

1999, December, "Shine Light" and "Singing in the Spirit of Christmas"
1998, September, "Bear Breakers"
1993, October, "The Visitation" 

Paddler, 1999, May/ June, "Blueberry Pie" read excerpt

Open Praxis, 1999, Vol.1, "On-line Learning: how accessible?" with Patrick Fahy, Ph.D.

Explore, 1998, (93), September/ October, "Bear Breakers"

Zygote, 1994, Vol.1, Spring, "Chandra"  read excerpt

SCN Inview, 1993, (3), November, Interview with Vince Brecknell

KANAWA, 1992, Spring, "Churchill River's Future in Question"

Chatelaine cover


Explore Magazine cover

Upcoming Publications

“Seasoned: Canadian Outrigger in Review,” Pacific Paddler,
2015 January/February Issue

List of Productions


If It's Not One Thing, It's Another - Saskatoon International Fringe Festival, read excerpt


Festival of the North - Delmar Video, 1994  (co-writer, co-producer)

The Legacy Continues - Delmar Video, 1994 (co-writer, co-producer)

Reading Programs

1999 Saskatchewan Writers Guild School Reading Program

2001/2002 Federation of British Columbia Writers Off the Page School Reading Program

Honours and Awards

2000 Short-listed for Best Short Story, Love and Longing in the Near North

1999 Saskatoon International Fringe Festival Top Ten Audience Pick

1999 Short-listed, CBC Saskatchewan's New Voices in Drama Competition

1999 Winner Paddling Poetry Contest, Paddler

1998 Winner Epic Misadventure Contest, Explore   

Writing Courses

Writing For Children with Linda Aksomitis - Barnes and Noble, 2001

Fiction Writing with Matt Hughes - North Island College, 2000

Writing the Short Story with Sharon Butala - Hollyhock, 2000

Playwriting with Kelley Jo Burke - Saskatchewan Writers Guild, 1999


Federation of BC Writers

Saskatchewan Writers Guild

Transatlantic Literary Agency

The Boston Mills Press

Rocky Mountain Books

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