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Author and journalist

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Journalist for 15 years writing for Maclean’s, the Globe and Mail, Saturday Night, Chatelaine, Report on Business magazine (including 20 months as their columnist on personal finance) and the New York Times. See Featured Articles for more.

Author of Budge: what happened to Canada’s King of Film (ECW Press, 2000), the biography of Canada’s most audacious film producer and the winner of Canada’s first feature-length Academy Award, or Oscar, in 1976.

Author of The Priest, the Witch and the Poltergeist, a novel based on the true story of a witch trial which took place in rural France in 1851. A male witch sued a village priest for slander and assault. The priest claimed self-defence, saying the witch was to blame for a poltergeist that had taken up residence in his parsonage.

Awarded the Gold Magazine Award in 1995 from the Magazine Awards Foundation and the Science in Society Journalism Award in 1994. Honours for Magazine Award in 1996.

San Francisco correspondent for Maclean’s, 1986 to 1989.

Interviewer for Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation of 14 survivors, to document their Holocaust and pre-and-post war experiences for future generations.