I’m delighted to join Self-Counsel in the capacity of Publisher. My relationship with the company is an old one: Self-Counsel published my very first work of book-length non-fiction, The Canadian Business Guide to Using the Internet, back in 1995. Since then I’ve written many books, both fiction and non. My 14th will be published in April 2016. So I certainly have a better than usual understanding of the author’s side of the desk. I think that will stand me in good stead at Self-Counsel in helping to create a complete picture of not only the industry but the people who comprise it.
On the non-authorial side, I have done freelance publishing-related business with several companies over the years. Also, I have been publisher and editor of the book-related January Magazine since 1997. And I’ve taught and lectured on various aspects of writing and publishing with Simon Fraser University, the Publishing Success Network and writers festivals across the country. In one way or another, books, authors and publishing have dominated my adulthood. It is my intention and my pride to bring my passion, energy and acumen to this very stellar company.