I'm David Staples, a journalist and author, a long-time Edmonton Journal writer and resident of Edmonton.
Edmonton Journal writer since 1985; current City Hall columnist and
hockey blogger, The Cult of Hockey; Edmonton Commons blogger;
best-selling author of The Third Suspect and of Barb's Miracle; article
on convicted businessman Bernie Ebbers published in Best Business Crime
Writing of the Year 2002, edited by James Surowiecki; winner of two
National Newspaper Awards (1992 and 2005, for coverage of Giant Mine
and Mayerthorpe mass murders); with two National Newspaper Awards
certificates of merit (Grant Fuhr cocaine scandal 1990, Katrina Effert
infanticide case 2006); two National Magazine Awards (silver, 1997,
story on Giant Mine and on Valery's Kharlamov's son Sasha); Blog of the
Year finalist for Canadian On-Line Publishing Awards (2010). Father of
five, married to Lily Nguyen Staples.