Another Review of Blood Work

Blood Work: A Review by Adult Educator Leslee Larsen, December, 2019 I’m delighted to add another review of my YA novel, Blood Work, this one from adult educator Leslee Larsen, who captures the essence of the novel as a chance for what’s called transformative learning. As Leslee illustrates so well, ’Raig, the protagonist of Blood […]

“Blood Work” Reviews

“Blood Work” – New Reviews  New York Magazine reports that over sixty percent of Young Adult (YA) books are being bought by people aged eighteen to forty-four. The original target readership for young adult literature—twelve to eighteen—amounts to less than twenty percent of purchasers. So I’m delighted to share with you these recent reviews of […]

HARP: Our new publishing house

HARP Home HARP Publishing,  The People’s Press is a multi-media publisher focusing on the healing arts and the arts for health equity. Dorothy and I are co-publishers, and we are focusing on a popular readership of caregivers and care receivers, in both electronic and print media. About Our Logo The acronym, HARP, stands for Healing Arts, Reconciling People. […]

Electromagnetic fields and Us Ever since humans started to fly rockets into outer space, we’ve known that our personal electromagnetic fields can get seriously depleted. And so can that of our mother earth. And that’s exactly what’s been happening  ever since the electronic techy revolution got under way. Every one of us on earth is being bombarded with […]

Origin of an Epidemic

I just published the article with the above name in the journal, Medical Literary Messenger, about my first awareness of the devastating AIDs epidemic that was reported in 1981 in The New York Times. I started seeing boys in our hematology clinic with Hemophilia becoming infected with HIV through the infusions of plasma we gave […]

A new review of “Journeys with 1000 Heroes

Here’s a very nice review from experienced book review writer and editor, Anne Boches… “Journeys with a Thousand Heroes:  A Child Oncologist’s Story, by John Graham-Pole, MD, MRCP-UK As a boy of twelve, John Graham-Pole lost his mother to cancer. That loss and his vow to defeat the disease informed his career and his personal […]

Letters to Self 17

Ravenswood, 47, Bristol Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset August 31st, 1954   Dear John, I just went for a run on the sands with Spike. It’s my favourite place to be, whether I’m practising my throwing arm with Spike or playing beach cricket with Traps. Or just trying to reach the sea, which I’ve never seen come […]

Letters to Self 16

Letters to Myself 16 216 Clydesdale Road Antigonish Nova Scotia B2G 2K9 March 29th, 2012   Dearest J-B, I’ve written a book about myself, and about you. Or us, if that’s the right word to describe one identical person—gosh, what a funny idea. See what Mummy thinks. And don’t tell me you’ve stopped calling her […]


So why am I posting yet another picture of my memoir’s front cover?? Weeeell… in earlier posts the word “Oncologist” was mis-spelt Onocologist”… four proof readers (including me) missed it, then some eagle-eyed (as yet unidentified) soul picked it up, at which the publishers at Wising Up Press corrected the spelling  and did a whole […]

Memoir – The Casket Article

Richard MacKenzie just did a very nice article in The Casket (our local newspaper) about my new memoir (see link below)… As well as the reading from “1000 Heroes” that I’m doing at The People’s Place library on September 27 (630-830pm with goodies to eat and drink), I’ll be doing an earlier one at Rosemary […]