I'm a writer. A storyteller. And a builder of snow caves where one can relax over a nice glass of wine. Hopefully you will enjoy my blog and books. If you do or don't, let me know either way. Hearing from readers is the best way for a writer to improve.
I'm an award-winning author/storyteller who writes about the history, the people, and the places of the north. My books include The Caribou Hotel: Hauntings, hospitality, a hunter and the parrot, One Mush: Jamaica's Dogsled Team, Yukon Sport : An Illustrated Encyclopedia, River Time: Racing the Ghosts of the Klondike Rush, Better Than A Cure: One man's journey to free the world of Polio (with Ramesh Ferris) and Yukon Quest: The 1000-mile sled dog race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse.
I grew up in Dawson City. The Klondike Gold Rush was my back yard and I was surrounded by writers, both living and long gone. Pierre Berton's childhood home was just down the street. Dick North lived on the next block over, right beside Jack London's cabin. Robert Service's cabin was a 10 minute walk from my front door. Today I live in Whitehorse, Yukon. From here I can hike on ancient First Nation trading trails across the coastal mountains, follow the route of the riverboats down the Yukon River or discover long lost places hidden in the interior trenches.
It is my pleasure to share my world with you. In addition to my blog I occasionally post on my Facebook pages but what I love most is to research and write books about the country I live in and the people I live with. Forgive the sales pitch, but I would appreciate you reading my books and possibly feeling the same way I do about the place I call home.