Born in 1964 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
Father of two kids.
Holds an honours degree (with distinction) in History in Art from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Teaches at the Co-operative State University of Baden-Wuerttemberg at Mannheim, Germany.
A former journalist and author of four previous books on health, business, and travel.
Writes personal experience adventure tales about living this life.
Has a passion for Weimaraner dogs and possibly antique European sports cars and wooden sailboats.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Oh, southern Alberta, Canada and the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada, alternately. Maybe they are cultured places, but I think the combination of a lot of moving back and forth, seeing many things, and finally having a good run of teachers and then editors during my first journalism jobs taught me what I know so far.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is the story of what happens to a man who goes back to school at a late age to get his university degree. I write personal experience adventure tales, so it is about my life two years ago when I went overseas to be an international exchange student at age 48 with a whole bunch of 20-something foreign students. I had one year of university left to finish and no financial means to do it in my home country (Canada), but a German university offered me a scholarship, so I jumped at it. The trials and tribulations of packing up my life in Canada and going overseas for a year and what happens then are what make up the book.