I regularly give talks on everything from the secrets behind Vancouver’s heritage houses to unsolved murders, and I love sharing a room with people who are as passionate about unconventional history and the writing process as I am. Please get in touch if you a looking for a speaker for your next event.


Past speaking engagements include:

  • Crime Romp through Vancouver’s Torrid Past: Vancouver Public Library, with Aaron Chapman, November 2017
  • Burnaby Public Library, Blood, Sweat, and Fear, October 2017
  • Vancouver Lookout , Historic Crime: early forensic investigations,  October 2017
  • Word Vancouver, September 2017, Blood, Sweat, and Fear
  • North Vancouver District Library, Capilano Branch, June 2017.
  • Book launch for Blood, Sweat, and Fear, Vancouver Police Museum, June 2017
  • A Whisky Library: Fundraiser for the Lynn Valley Library, May 2017
  • The Unsolved Murder of Jennie Eldon Conroy. Vancouver Police Museum Speaker’s Series, April, 2017
  • UBC Bookstore, Authors for Indies, April 2017
  • Vancouver’s Greatest Mysteries; November 2016; Book Warehouse Main Street, with Caroline Adderson and Aaron Chapman
  • West Vancouver Memorial Library: Sensational Vancouver: an illustrated presentation about the famous and the infamous, the ordinary and the extraordinary, filtered through the house in which they lived, September 2016
  • Vancouver Historical Society: Sensational Vancouver: a romp through the city’s dark side, May 2016
  • Lynn Valley Library: Vancouver’s first triple murder,  May 2016
  • Vancouver Public Library with Caroline Adderson and Michael Kluckner,  April 2016
  • Burnaby Public Library: Unsavoury Vancouver,  April 2016
  • Vancouver Police Museum – Cold Case Vancouver at the morgue, November 2015
  • Book Launch for Cold Case Vancouver, November 2015; Pat’s Pub at the Patricia Hotel
  • Secrets, Booze & Rebellion, Lynn Valley Library, with Aaron Chapman and Daniel Francis, April 2015
  • Lynn Valley Library, Heritage Week, Sensational Vancouver, February 2015
  • The People’s Co-op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive, December 2014
  • North Vancouver City Library, Local Author Series, Wednesday, November 2014
  • The Royal Hotel, Chilliwack – an evening of spooky stories and a tour of the historic hotel, October 2014
  • Word Vancouver, September 2014, Sensational Vancouver
  • Book Launch, Vancouver Police Museum, August 2014, Sensational Vancouver
  • The Canadian Author’s Association: June 2014
  • Vancouver Police Museum, April 2014: “The Pauls Murder—did Vancouver have a serial killer?”
  • Galiano Literary Festival, February 2014
  • Britannia Shipyards, September 2013
  • Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria, May 2013
  • Vancouver Historical Society, March 2013, “The amazing life of Alvo von Alvensleben”
  • North Vancouver Museum and Archives, February 2013; Co-presented workshop on researching your home’s history


School Visits:

  • Vancouver Tech, grade 12 law class for Vancouver Writers Festival School Outreach Program, May 2016 and May 2017
  • Argyle Secondary, grade 12 law class, February 2016
  • Visiting author to elementary schools as part of the BC Federation of Writers Off the Page program in 2009, 2010 and 2011.


Dene Rossouw photo, 2014


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