News & Events

Here is where you'll find listings of news and events about my debut novel, Able Hands. And my second novel will be announced in the fall of 2020. When I manage to book a reading or a signing, I'll list it here. If I do an interview or get a review, it'll go here too. There will be some overlap with the blog, but not a ton. Thanks for visiting!

PS; Forgive my ongoing efforts to change the background. I am a complete rookie!

Able Hands official release date was Jan 20/2020


January 24

My first interview has been broadcast by Hub Media! I had a great time chatting about my book with the folks at Nolfolk DNA. Here's the link, in case you want to have a listen:

Able Hands is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo/Chapters & other major distributors.

Previously Posted;


December 19/2019

The links are up! You can now pre-order your very own copy of my debut novel Able Hands, which has an official release date of Jan. 20, 2020The book will eventually be listed for sale through virtually every online book retailer in the world, but for now, the only link that's up and ready to go is this one on 

Thanks for taking a look at my labour of love! And if you do purchase a copy and you like what you read, please consider leaving a brief, honest review on or Books only survive these days if they have multiple reviews on Amazon (crazy world, isn't it?), and the best way you can help an indie author like me is to leave a few sentences (or a longer review, if you wish) and a star rating on Amazon. Verified purchasers are given priority on the site, but you can leave a review on Amazon even if you purchase the book somewhere else. Please, help a new author out, and leave a review. Thanks!

The next thing that happens!

Wednesday January 22

Hub Media, Port Dover, ON

My first Interview will happen with Hub Media Podcast. The host is Dave Scott and we will be discussing the book and the publishing process, among other topics.

You can check out the podcast any time at;


Hub is a free Haldimand, Norfolk & Oxford magazine. You can also check out their website at;

Please let me know what you think of the interview. Thanks!

And the thing after that!

September 2020

It has been a difficult year for everybody due to the coronavirus. A devastating disease effecting us all. My heart aches for those who have lost loved ones. Hopefully soon we will get past this and enjoy brighter days ahead. I spent my time writing my second book which is currently at the publisher's for evaluation prior to revisions. I hope to announce a title and release date soon. Stay safe Everyone!

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