Journeys with 1000 Heroes

I’m delighted to say that Wising Up Press, the US publishing company that published my 2018 memoir, Journeys with a Thousand Heroes: A Child Oncologist’s Story, has just made it available as an e-book on both Kindle and Apple. At CDN $6.88, it’s a snip, so enjoy!

Hallo, Hallo

I was talking to our friend, Cathy Lin, who works her magic to lift our HARP manuscripts (www.harppublishing.ca) off our computers and ready them for the printers. It put me in mind of the most exotic trip I ever made. I was among a group of physicians and psychologists who visited our Chinese counterparts in […]

Healing by Intent – Prologue

I’ve just finished my second medical memoir, which I’m calling it Healing by Intent. So I’m posting a few extracts here on my website and on my Facebook site.  The last one I posted three weeks ago – Professional Grief –  was about the tough issue all we caregivers face, that of dealing with our […]

Virtual Book Launch of Singing to the Darkness

Dr. Patricia Vickers is the first Indigenous author to be published by our publishing house, HARP The People’s Press (www.harppublishing.ca). I first learned about Feast Hall writing style in her inquiry, Singing to the Darkness, in which Patricia includes monologues and meditations along with twenty of her original art pieces. Dr. Gabor Maté, author of […]

Yet another review of Blood Work!

This review comes from writer and media maven Denise Davies. Thank you for your generous words, Denise! This novel tells the story of Raig’s development of cancer and all that that entails.  How this sixteen-year-old girl comes through a near-death experience, how she finds joy and healing through art and music, how she learns through […]

“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 […]

Boarding School

Writing to myself as a young boy has me revisiting long-forgotten memories. So I’ve decided to borrow another bit from my memoir to recall the awful day I was shipped off to boarding school at aged twelve – a rite of passage for many middle-class English boys. I’ll leave you to judge what lasting effects […]

Journeys with a Thousand Heroes

Journeys with a Thousand Heroes Introduction to my Memoir It was my mother’s precipitate death from cancer that lit the spark for my life caring for children with cancer. They in turn became my mentors and companions on my journey to reclaim—as did Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz—my full intelligence, heart, and home. The […]

Letter to Mummy

Letter to Mummy Blog 042518 I was inspired to write letters to myself by a letter I wrote to my mother when I turned 65 and retired from forty years of medical practice. Dorothy and I had already written quite a bit about art-based approaches to palliative care, and we learned it was common practice […]