and Frontenac County (2009)
De Visser, photographer)
This large-format book, published by Boston Mills Press, is a look at the history and culture of (surprise!) Kingston and Frontenac County (which surrounds Kingston). It's not a history book per se, but there's a lot of history in it. While researching and writing it, I learned a lot about the city I live in. The book looks great, too: John De Visser's images are gorgeous. Buy it online here.
I was commissioned to write this book by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, a congregation of Catholic women religious established in Kingston, Ontario in 1861. This volume describes their fascinating history from 1961 to the present. It's not available in stores, but if you're interested in obtaining a copy, please contact me.
My first book. It describes a solo, cross-Canada (well, Montreal to Vancouver) canoe trip I completed between 1987 and 1989 following the lakes, rivers and portage routes of the fur traders and voyageurs of Canadian history. It was my way of discovering the rarely seen or heard places and people of Canada's glorious near north. These days Coke Stop is hard to find in bookstores, but you can order it online here. You can even order it personally signed!
Gregor Gilpin Beck
& Bruce Litteljohn, editors
Another collection of essays by various authors, this time on environmental issues in the Great Lakes. I wrote about retracing historic paddling routes. Buy it here.
Lori Labatt & Bruce Litteljohn, editors
This is a wonderful collection of essays and photographs celebrating Ontario's parks and wilderness. My contribution was a feature piece on Lake Superior Provincial Park. It's out of print, but you can order it here.