Bio: Bryan’s wide-ranging personal interests are the foundation for his professional writing career. A series of successful academic text projects between 2004 and 2013 for US-based Gale Publishing and Lerner Media (books garnering three successive American Library Association ‘Science Text of the Year’ awards), provided the springboard for Bryan’s three ambitious Canadian works set for 2017 publication:
* ‘A Boy from Botwood: Pte. Arthur W Manuel, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, 1914-1919’, Dundurn Press (Toronto), January 17, 2017 publication (co-author Andrew Traficante) … a remarkable, long-hidden soldier’s memoir, a Gallipoli, Somme, and Passchendaele survivor. This story is the only detailed, first hand account of a WWI North American soldier’s time as a German POW (17 months, including Manuel’s capture, escape from a notorious ‘slave camp’, and recapture…)
* ‘Its Time to Keep our Word’ Dundurn Press (Toronto), July 1, 2017 publication … a provocative solution to Canada – First Nations and First Peoples’ treaty disputes, with Professor Michael Coyle (UWO Law, aboriginal rights expert), and Andrew Traficante
* ‘Paradigms’, a forthcoming (late 2017) work co-authored with John Allan, former Durham Region Police Service Homicide Unit head, including a remarkable account of the now-notorious 2014 Alan Smith ‘cold case’ murder prosecution
Bryan is also a founding partner of United Front Entertainment (Toronto), where he heads its IP rights acquisition & management. UFE is a multidimensional Canadian and international film distribution company and . Bryan divides his time between Whitby, where he resides with his family, and Sault Ste. Marie’s Tagona Creative.
Genre: Non-fiction, Crime, Military History, Aboriginal treaty rights