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I am the author or co-author of about twenty works of non-fiction (and counting), and have published innumerable magazine articles. I’ve written widely on history, art, business, science and technology, the environment, and sport. While I have published recent works with academic presses, my writing is pitched at the discerning general reader, and I pride myself in explaining complex things for general audiences. I have been a finalist (Double Double) and a winner (The Bubble and the Bear) of Canada’s National Business Book Award. God’s Mercies was a finalist for both the Governor General’s Literary Award (Non-Fiction) and the Writers Trust Non-Fiction Prize. Beardmore was a finalist for the Wilson Prize in Canadian History. Jackson’s Wars was a finalist for the Dafoe Book Prize. You can find entries I have written for Henry Hudson, John Cabot, Nortel, and Tim Hortons at the Canadian Encyclopedia, a resource aimed at school-age readers. Other clients have included Cottage Life, ON Nature, Canada’s History, Slate, and Broadview. I provide editorial services to publishers and individuals. Those services include contract writing and ghost writing, for projects that have included a major global brand, a leading figure in Canadian business, one of the world’s top consulting companies, and a global cybersecurity firm. I hold a PhD in history from York University (2015) and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Windsor. I have also worked as an illustrator and a graphic designer. In my spare moments, I’m a landscape artist. I have been an avid boater (power and sail) since childhood and maintain the website wildgreatlakes.com.