I ‘m a ghostwriter, ghostblogger, freelance writer, author and publishing consultant.
Books have been my life since I joined my first publishing company at the age of eighteen. I’ve written on just about any topic you can imagine, from mutual funds to the fire-bombing of Japan in WWII; from big data to the history of the construction industry; and from baby boomers to Dungeness crab. I write under my own name and also as a ghostwriter and writer-for-hire for clients as diverse as a renowned financial advisor, a WWII veteran, an American cross-dressing Quantum physicist living in Budapest, a popular life coach, the Mayor of a fast-growing city, and the board of a capital regional district.
I co-wrote the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Built Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire’s No-Nonsense Guide for Entrepreneurs with Tom Golisano. It was a bestseller on many lists including Amazon, Publisher’s Weekly, and with Barnes and Noble.
Harper Collins Leadership publishes my two books: How Not to Sell and How Not to Manage People (pub. August 2020).
Fire From The Sky – A Diary Over Japan won a silver medal for the best military memoir of 2005, awarded by the Military Writers Society of America.
I don’t only write books, I’m also a ghost-blogger – you’ve probably read my words but never knew it!
My sales and marketing column appeared in Douglas business magazine for ten years. I have contributed food and lifestyle articles to YAM (You and Me) magazine, a lifestyle publication for southern Vancouver Island, and my articles on travel have been featured in Salt magazine and Adventures NW. I was also the founder of WestShore magazine.
I have more than 40-years of experience in mainstream and custom book publishing, working at many of the great publishing houses including Random House, Michael Joseph, and the Pearson-Longman group. I founded one of the industry’s first special publications divisions, publishing corporate-sponsored books and specialist publications. I subsequently became managing director and part-owner of two custom publishing houses.
I am a member of the Association of Ghostwriters.