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Creative Arts Festival, May 30

This past Saturday, Art aRound Town of Exeter held a day-long festival for the creative arts at the local high school. The day’s events were all about the visual arts. The evening’s program focused on folk singing and story-telling. I had a great time telling the audience about Jack Beer and ‘The Other Swimmer.’ This little ditty was based on my ‘feel-good’...

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Reading at Brentwood on the Beach

A late winter Lake Huron Sunset, good food and a wonderful audience…. what more can you ask for? On March 28, I spoke with a Sarnia based book club at Brentwood on the Beach, near Grand Bend. Wei, the resort’s new owner made me feel right at home and the Sarnia group enlivened my reading and story-telling with funny anecdotes and probing questions.

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Crude Business

Good news. Fauxpop has now published my third Jack Beer mystery, Crude Business. Looking forward to reconnecting with Jack Beer fans.

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Making your own book

Together with two fabulous visual artists, Ruth Anne Merner and Lynn Haygarth, we just finished a six week workshop on hand-made books. Ruth Anne showed how to hand-make a book with flair and pizazz while Lynn taught water-colours so effectively that even I caught on. Meanwhile, I tried to inspire the class in the written word. The class results were very impressive. And it was a lot of fun to...

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Book Signing Sept 30, Chapters North London

On Sunday at 1 PM, I’ll be all spruced up and ready to sign copies of Collingwood Fakeout, my second Jack Beer mystery, along with 4 other area authors and as arranged by Sarah Hilton of ‘Book Nook by Sarah.’ See her on Tuesday nights on Rogers Cable. For those who have been following Jack’s career as a Private Eye, his next case takes him into the darker side of the oil...

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