A Calgary-based author and writer, during the last two
decades I have done work for several corporate clients and
also for industry and business publications – notably the trade magazines Oilweek and Oilsands Review. Prior to beginning my writing career, I worked
for the Canadian Petroleum Association (CPA, a forerunner to the Canadian
Association of Petroleum Producers) and for Gulf Oil Canada – then part of an
integrated global oil company.
British by Birth, I amAmerican by upbringing and Canadian
My major, 300-year history of the oil sands is scheduled
for publication in 2015 by a major university press. My earlier books include Barbecues, Booms and Blogs: Fifty Years of
Public Relations in Calgary (2008; co-editor and contributor); Reflections on Communicative Language
Teaching (2007); In Balance: An
Account of Alberta’s CA Profession (2000); The Richness of Discovery: Amoco’s First Fifty Years in Canada
(1998); and The Great Oil Age: The
Petroleum Industry in Canada (1993, with Gordon Jaremko and David Finch).
I also contributed a five-part series on the “History of the petroleum
industry in Canada” to Wikipedia