Author Introduction

A little intro. I write detective fiction, which I call North Noir, set in Northeastern USA and Canada. You know what I say? “Leave your Scandinavian Noir in the sauna. It’s time for North Noir.”

On the bio side, I grew up in Canada and the USA (Nova Scotia and Boston). I’ve traveled the world, working dozens of jobs. Like any good detective, I know both sides of the thin blue line. I’ve used numerous aliases (for non-nefarious purposes, of course). You’ll have to take my word on that.

Kudos for Bay of Blood: “A vivid page-turner” ~ Steven Heighton, Governor General’s Award Winner | “Quintessential Canadian mystery” ~ Lesley Choyce, Dartmouth Book Award Winner

Keep coming back. I’ll be posting blogs about writing detective fiction as well as fiction in general. I’ll post book reviews. I’ll keep you up-to-date on the progress of my North Noir novels. They follow prescribed narrative conventions, such as the inclusion of forensic detail, yet the prose isn’t formulaic. It’s as important as the plot. Welcome!

The first novel, Bay of Blood, is available in stores and online; click here for full details. The first installment of a new series (free) is available here.

Don’t strive to write literary fiction, write damned good fiction. Anonymous