book cover Weekend Pass


Weekend Pass

Who can forgive a mother who poisons her eight-year-old son? Even if it was an accident.

Tasha thought she had everything under control – her family life, her career as a nurse – until her son got into her stash of painkillers. Now, during her first weekend home from drug treatment, she must come to grips with the damage she’s done and somehow pick up the pieces. Told from the points of view of four different family members, Weekend Pass is a story about the lies we tell ourselves and the people we love. And it’s about struggling to rise above the mistakes that threaten to define us.

Weekend Pass packs a lot into fewer than two hundred pages. The dialogue never stutters. The writing is tight and clean and elegant with hidden depths that give pause for reflection and thought. It covers important, difficult themes in a compassionate, humanist way. It was an absolute pleasure to read.” – Recommended,

Paul Cavanagh

International Lit Idol. Really.

I’m a critically-acclaimed Canadian literary novelist who’s best known for being crowned the world’s first Lit Idol at the London Book Fair in the UK. My work has been released independently and by HarperCollins. Although I got my big break in London, England, I live in London, Canada. That’s why I go by the moniker Not That London Writer.

My Novels

After Helen

A history teacher struggles to resolve his feelings towards his larger-than-life late wife, Helen, in order to salvage his relationship with their daughter.

Missing Steps

An absent-minded man rushes home to the sickbed of his estranged mother, dogged by the legacy of a father who died in his 50s of dementia.

Weekend Pass

After accidentally poisoning her eight-year old son, a nurse tries to pick up the pieces of her life during her first weekend home from drug treatment.

Weekend Pass on Tour

Images and reviews from the 3-week blog tour

Creative morsels and other literary appetizers

It can be a bit of a wait between my novels. That’s why I release fresh content every month.

Readers who support me with a subscription on Patreon get access to a whole lot of material other people don’t see – for as little as $3 Canadian per month.

Twitter fiction. Famous book titles with one letter missing. Glimpses behind the scenes. Creative insights. Some of it’s thoughtful. Some of it’s just for fun.

Curious? Here are just a few samples.

A Glimpse Inside Tweet-Sized Tales

Old-School Twitter fiction.

Tiny stories, none longer than 140 characters. Fourteen in total.

Subscribe through Patreon and get a free copy of this special ebook as a welcome gift. Plus, you’ll get a new tiny tale from me every month.

And remember: your subscription goes directly to helping me write more novels.

Famous Book Titles With One Letter Missing


Nothing serious here!

It’s amazing how a single letter missing from a title completely changes the direction of a story.

See what my twisted mind comes up with each month. Plus, see all the titles I’ve mangled over the years.