For most of my life I dabbled in creative writing which I shamelessly inflicted on friends and relatives. The pleasures of growing up and pressures of then earning a living dissuaded me from taking the craving seriously. Born in 1938 and raised in B.C., I obtained an engineering degree at UBC two years after the decimation of Canada’s aviation industry. That led me to leave Canada and work 35 years for The Boeing Company in Seattle.
Retirement with a reasonable pension opened my door to the creative writing world and I leaped through. You may wonder what engineering and creative writing could possibly have in common. Sure engineering attracts analytical types, called nerds in extreme cases. But at the other end of the spectrum lie very creative individuals often inspired to move technology forward. I lean in the direction of those creativity freaks.
My four novels are different in content and setting. Well, not entirely. The Two Loves series (Lost and Found) are centered around the life and trials faced by the main character. The Pizza Dough King is a man’s description of the major segments of his life. Murder – On Salt Spring is essentially a cozy little mystery. All deal with the enduring nature of love in the face of life-changing obstacles. Feedback of people reading through the night, cancelling hair appointments, etc. testifies to their captivating quality.