Portfolio

I’ve written books as well as advertorial material, articles and blogs about education, history and politics. Here are links to samples of my work in these fields.

Blogs

I write blog posts for ConnexFund, which writes grant proposals for small and medium-sized companies looking for help to win federal and provincial government grants. My posts describe new grant opportunities for these companies.

Click here to see my blog posts for ConnexFund.

You can find my ConnexFund biography here.

Books

I have written two books for young people about Canadian history.

[1] Maple Leaf Forever: the warts-and-all story of Canada’s Confederation. Toronto: Jackfruit Press, 2008

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Here are sample chapters from the book:       Chapter 5 One Hopping Good Conference – Charlottetown 1864

Chapter 13 Maple Leaf Forever

Here is a review of the book:

Book Review of Maple Leaf Forever The review was published in Quill and Quire.

 

 

 

[2] Canada At War: A Graphic History of World War Two (with Michael Wyatt). Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 2012

Canada at War was shortlisted for the 2013-2014 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award for English Non-Fiction books.

Excerpts from Canada At War were published in the June 12 – June 15, 2012 issues of the National Post.

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Click here to see the National Post excerpt: North from Pachino.

Here is a review of the book:

Book review of Canada At War

Advertorial Work: Newspaper Inserts

These advertorial articles were written for Perspective Oakville, which was published as an insert in the Globe and Mail in 2010. I have done similar work for Perspective Brampton, published in 2010, and the 2011 Canadian University Guide.

Perspective Oakville sample 1: “Oakville companies go green.” Perspective Oakville, 2010

Perspective Oakville sample 2: “Pelmorex.” Perspective Oakville, 2010

Perspective Oakville sample 3: “Nurse Next Door.” Perspective Oakville, 2010

Articles

I have written educational articles, history articles, opinion articles (op-eds), and articles for newspaper inserts.  Here are samples from each genre.

Education

Using new media technologies in the classroom: “Today’s technology makes yesterday come alive.” Dialogue for Canada’s independent educators, Spring 2008 Creativity and Imagination Issue.

History

Moon Landing 25th Anniversary: “How a beautiful vision of the future fell apart.”  Toronto Star, July 16, 1994

Canada’s democratic history: “By trampling on Opposition powers, Trudeau tramples on our history.” Toronto Sun, June 12, 2017

Winston Churchill still inspires: “Winston Churchill still inspires.” Toronto Sun, December 12, 2017

Op-eds

Canada’s 150th Anniversary: “It’s almost as if the Liberals are ashamed of Canada’s past.” Toronto Sun, July 1, 2017

Speculation and Sports

Professional sports without players: “Maybe we don’t need the players at all any more.” Toronto Star, October 6, 1994. This article predicted the rise of sports video games and ESports, although I didn’t call it that.

Other samples of my work are available upon request.

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