To commemorate twenty years of talking about creating a website, I made this one.

Author photos by Andrew Querner.


OK, mainly I made this page because there is misinformation here. I’m not a show-dog handler, jazz musician, or Tae-Bo enthusiast.

I was born in Hong Kong in 1975, moved to Canada in 1977. I studied creative writing at the University of British Columbia and Columbia University, where I got my MFA.

So far, I’ve six books out and forthcoming. I used to make a living as a freelance writer, and I still freelance a little bit. But now I’m mainly a teacher. Until recently, it was at UBC Creative Writing and The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. In July 2020, I became an Assistant Professor at UBCO in Kelowna.

I (still) live in Vancouver with my wife and kids.


Spring 2018

My teaching year at UBC is done! I’ve got some events coming up, and am taking the wife and kids to Toronto and Montreal. Maybe I will see you somewhere in Canada this spring.


Give me a shout. I normally write back.