With a B.A. from McGill University and an M.B.A. from Harvard, Ian was a writer all of his life – in business and government, and as an author of historical creative non-fiction. His inspiration has been the substantial collection of family letters, diaries and documents that have told exciting stories dating from the early nineteenth century to 1950. From the chaotic politics surrounding the creation of British Columbia as a province of Canada (The Honourable Aleck) to the bloody battlefields of the Second World War (While Bullets Fly), his books bring human, passionate insights to historic times and events. Ian and his wife Bonnie grew up in British Columbia and lived in Toronto, Ottawa, West Vancouver, Boston, Philippines, India and Singapore before settling on Vancouver Island in 2003. Sadly, Ian passed away in 2020, but his stories live on.