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My book in the Calgary Herald

Posted by on Oct 3, 2015 in Books | 0 comments

Calgary Herald writer Eric Volmers has nice things to say about Rogues and Rebels.

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Billy Cowsill

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in Music | 0 comments

Billy Cowsill was the lead singer of a family band that inspired the TV series, The Partridge Family. He’s featured in my new book.

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A rogue by any other name

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Books, Music, News and Views | 0 comments

Back in the day I used to be one of the Dublin Rogues. Today I have a book out called Rogues and Rebels: Unforgettable Characters from Canada’s West. One of the characters in the book is my former singing partner, Shay Duffin. Life comes full circle.

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Winnifred Eaton Reeve

Posted by on Sep 13, 2015 in Books, News and Views, Radio | 0 comments

She was a Canadian-born novelist with no family connections to Japan who succeeded in convincing thousands of readers, and a few gullible newspaper writers, that she actually came from Japan. How did she get away with it?

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Talking to CBC Radio about my new book

Posted by on Sep 6, 2015 in Books, News and Views, Politics, Radio | 0 comments

Chris dela Torre, host of CBC Radio One’s Daybreak Alberta, gave me the opportunity this morning to tell listeners across the province about my new book, Rogues and Rebels: Unforgettable Characters from Canada’s West.

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