Six Highways
John's latest book: Six Highways to Home - A Cycling Journey from Whitehorse to Victoria is now available at independent book stores and online at for $20

about the author

John is a well-known local author. In addition to writing three successful guidebooks his most recent book, Six Highways to Home, is a travel account of his cycling journey from Whitehorse to Victoria in 2011. His writing has appeared in the Times Colonist and Globe and Mail newspapers.

He was editor for ten years of the professional medical journal, the BC Massage Practitioner and was founding editor of Island Runner magazine. He has also worked with CBC Radio promoting walking and hiking in the Victoria area.

John's physical and athletic pursuits embrace a number of disciplines. As a hiker and climber he has summitted Mt. Rainier, Mt. Whitney, Mt. Baker and Vancouver Island's highest peak, the Golden Hinde. As an athlete John competed in 16 marathons and countless shorter races. His accomplishments include winning the World Endurance Duathlon Championship in the 60+ age category in Holland in 2001 and coming second in the 2007 event in Richmond, Virginia; winning the 60+ age category in the American Masters Marathon Championship in Napa, California in 2004 and was on the podium in his category in his first Ironman Canada in 2005.

He has two adult children and two grandchildren and lives with his wife, Lorinda, in Victoria, British Columbia.