I am a non-fiction writer with an interest in local history. At the moment, my main interest is in the bookselling history of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, which I blog about at agreeableplace.com and have published articles about in British Columbia History magazine and Amphora (forthcoming).

I have also published articles on other topics in the Tyee and BC Business, and I have written over a dozen commissioned history books for various organizations and individuals. One of these, From Gold Trails and Farm Fields: The Story of Our Ordinary Extraordinary Family, is about the Oppenheimer family, whose pioneering ancestors included second Vancouver mayor David Oppenheimer.

(I am also an editor and indexer of non-fiction books, a business writing trainer, and a partner with West Coast Editorial Associates (WCEA). If you’re seeking editing, indexing, or writing training services, please contact me via info@westcoasteditors.com.)

A note about the black and white images featured on the site: These are engravings that adorned the pages of antique books. Thanks to Walter Inkster and the Devil’s Artisan for making these images available to us all.)