My Books

I started Ikigai Press in 2014 (known then as E.A.T. Publishing) in order to launch my first novel, The Turn. I had no plans after that for the brand, until I decided to write a second book, 101 Reasons Why I Heart Edmonton, in 2016. Since then, I have published four more books under what has since become known as Ikigai Press: The 100 Greatest Movies Challenge: Diary of a Film Buff (2020), The 100 Greatest Horror Movies Challenge (2020), Popular Girls: Moments of Triumph, Tragedy and Trailblazing in a Century of Women in Music (2020), and The Ultimate Edmonton Trivia Book (2021). Feel free to explore these titles below...

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There is no place quite like Edmonton (Treaty 6), the self-proclaimed (and deservingly so) “City of Champions.” Whether it’s experiencing a heat wave, thunderstorm, and snowfall within the same week, or getting to ride a giant rollercoaster or zipline INDOORS(!), Edmonton is a unique, diverse, and daring city with a compelling past and a bright future. It seemed only natural for Edmonton to receive the trivia book treatment, with so many intriguing stories, people, and places to talk about. (2021)

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon, Audrey's Books (10702 Jasper Ave.), The Prints and the Paper (10725-124 St.), Daisy Chain Book Co. (12525-102 Ave.), Curiosity Inc. (10985-127 St.), TIX On the Square (9930-102 Ave.), Indigo South Common (1837-99 St.), The Seven80 (EIA, Londonderry Mall, West Edmonton Mall), St. Albert Chapters (445 St. Albert Trail).

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Women in the music industry have always had to struggle to earn the same respect as their male counterparts, and for decades biographers have skimped on their stories. Popular Girls sets out to change that and share the moments of triumph, tragedy and trailblazing in a century (and more) of women in music. From Billie Holiday to Billie Eilish, you can count on every notable name in the industry to have her story told here. (2020)

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

The 100 Greatest Movies Challenge is the ultimate list of the Top 100 movies of all time, as it accumulates and calculates the lists of 10 different publications, organizations, and websites to come up with the best of the best of cinema. The book doubles as your own personal movie journal, allowing you to record your favourite (and worst) movie memories, write your personal reviews, and log and rate more than 500 additional film titles. (2020)

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

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The 100 Greatest Horror Movies Challenge is the ultimate list of the Top 100 horror movies of all time, as it accumulates and calculates the lists of a dozen different publications, organizations, and websites to come up with the best of the best of horror cinema. The book doubles as your own personal horror movie journal, allowing you to record your favourite (and worst) horror movie memories, write your personal reviews, and log and rate more than 500 additional horror film titles. (2020)

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

Edmonton is a place of opportunity and prosperity, where folks celebrate their diversity, culture, social equality, sustainability, and so much more. There are so many reasons why I am in love with my hometown Edmonton, so many in fact that I felt compelled to put together this book. Flip through these pages and you'll soon understand why I - and so many others - heart Edmonton, and why you will too! (2016)

NO LONGER AVAILABLE/OUT OF PRINT.

Even before the world was overrun by insatiable "biters," Andrew was indifferent when it came to everything in his life, still struggling with an immense loss. But, with no understanding as to why, his survival instincts kick in during "the turn," and Andrew sets out to find a way to live amongst the undead. Now he's got to figure out why he bothers to carry on, when all he wants is to end it for good. (2014)

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies."

Other Writings

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In honour of celebrating 35 years of Pride in the Edmonton region and the return of the Pride Parade to Whyte Avenue, this commemorative magazine was compiled and distributed by the Board of Directors of the Edmonton Pride Festival. I penned nine articles for the 65-page glossy publication that was sold for a limited time during the 35th annual Edmonton Pride Festival in the summer of 2015. 

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In January 2022, I started writing as a freelance journalist for Windspeaker, Canada’s national Indigenous news source since 1983. Below are the articles I have contributed to the online publication...