My home range

My historical writing narrates untold stories of the people of Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea, combining local history, family history and geography.

VI Salish Sea Google earthVancouver Island and the Salish Sea. Thanks, Google Earth. (Labels added.)

I’ve published seven books about this region, including three histories in photographs. Two websites combine the threads of local, family and natural history.

Works of a contemporary nature include guidebooks to Victoria and Vancouver Island, the compendium Vancouver Island Book of Everything (in its second edition) and an album of photographs of the region and people by Boomer Jerritt that I curated.

I have published a number of literary essays and reviews and over the years many travel and feature articles about my home province, British Columbia. I maintain websites on postmodern poetics and foreign travel.

These résumés are works in progress — mind the gaps:

books

websites

essays and articles

in 100 words or less

Current projects include a story of shipwreck on the Salish Sea.

Facebook is my social medium of choice.

Header photo by Godfrey Stephens. Background image: detail of Gonzalo Lopez de Haro’s 1790 Plano del Estrecho de Fuca