I love Elmore Leonard's 10 rules of writing and the bold concept of Superman's Fortress of Solitude as a writer's retreat. I am a published novelist (Devil Jazz, ENC Press), award-winning playwright (Karsh Gold Medal, Can. National Playwriting Competition), screenwriter (Writer's Guild, Canada) and I have been featured/quoted in The Globe and Mail, CNBC.com, CNN Entertainment and the LA Times. WHITE NOIR - A BLAKE MASSEY MYSTERY is my new novel set in my own past, working in the oil business in the remote north of Canada. It is a beautiful, cold and angry land full of promise and ruthless weather. The people who chose to live there are adventurous, courageous and a bit crazy. Would you live in a place where, if your car broke down, you could die of exposure in a few minutes? Blake Massey is my alter ego, the guy who leaves civilization to find a simpler life... I am a professional project manager (PMP) with over 25 years of successful project delivery in the public and private sector. He specializes in business value discovery, creative project collaboration and strategic consultation on multi-million dollar projects and programs. My new book, THE CREATIVE PROJECT MANAGER is a process to lead creative teams in a new process that stimulates ideas, builds creative collaborative teams and inspires them to produce the best value outcomes. My non-fiction books relate to movies in one way or another. I believe movies become hits when then resonate with our collective mood and reflect how we feel at that moment. Movies are also great ways to learn new things, as they tell stories and provide heroes for us to follow. DIG THREE TUNNELS: THE GREAT ESCAPE TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM takes the true story of WWII POW prisoners and uses their methods to plan and escape from a German camp as a primer for your own financial escape to freedom. It is inspiring and practical and all you need to do to achieve your goals is watch one great movie and read my book. Could learning be any easier?see more