Born during World War Two on Canada's east coast, I joined the Air Force after school and trained as a pilot, moved to the west coast and discovered mountains, making a name for myself as an exploratory mountaineer. Then restless, I transferred to the Navy to captain ships. A dozen years later, still restless, I resigned my commission to expand my wine importing business and to pursue my passions, becoming a wine and food writer and educator and Canada's chief coin geek. Restless again, I sailed off and rounded Cape Horn. Twice. 

The past few years I've been living aboard Zonder Zorg, a restored 1908 Friesian skûtsje, as I explore the European canals trying to sort out what to do when I grow up. Meanwhile, I've gone back to writing, and after publishing four nonfiction books on boating in two years, I've turned to fiction. #adultfic #adultfiction #grownupreads .

Though it shows below that I joined Wattpad at the end of 2015, I remained inactive until February 2017 when I began migrating here from WriteOn as Amazon shut down that superb site. Since becoming active here, I've been finding ways to use Wattpad as a platform for intelligent interaction among serious writers. I'm a Wattpad Senior Ambassador and Associate, my focus being on Outreach and Engagement.

I have seven books in print as paperback and eBook, and they're available at online retailers such as Amazon. The link at the bottom of this page will take you to my site for additional information.
  • Afloat on the European canals.
  • JoinedDecember 31, 2015



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ZonderZorg ZonderZorg Sep 26, 2019 09:13AM
The final chapter of 'The Delfe Treasure' is now posted. Yay! Now I can relax until I begin the next story.https://www.wattpad.com/story/172994232-the-delfe-treasure
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