Writing and Book-Related News

Tuesday, May 24-28, 2022 is presenting Maple Leaf Mystery Conference over Zoom. A bargain at $25 for a week of interviews with some of my favourite mystery writers like Iona Wishaw and Ian Rankin! I am definitely attending!


May 9, 2022

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Rotary Club of Saanich – Come hear my talk “Victoria’s Chinatown and Pioneer Notables,” stories from my book, City in Colour: Rediscovered Stories of Victoria’s Multicultural Past. This event is in celebration of Asian Heritage Month. 

Feedback: G. Stevenson wrote: “May, Wonderful talk. Very thought provoking. Thank you for taking so much trouble, and for bringing in great guests.”

Starting Saturday,

February 26, 2022

9:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Repeats on Global TV beginning Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

BLK: An Origin Story, first of a 4-part series about Canada’s Black History, created by Toronto’s Hungry Eyes Media. I will be in Episode 3, when the focus will be on British Columbia and information from my book: City in Colour: Rediscovered Stories of Victoria’s Multicultural Past.

“BLK: An Origin Story elevates the unsung heroes who substantially contributed to Canada’s nation building and to Black Canadian history. The series shines a spotlight on the origins of diverse and deeply entrenched Black Canadian experiences, which range from being transported, escaped, or freely traveled within Canada. Part history book, part geography lesson, each of the four episodes leverages compelling footage, art, locations, archival materials, and interviews from some of the country’s best known and under known experts of Black Canadian lore, facts, and pedagogy. The list of authors, academics, musicians, historians, community leaders, activists and elders include George Elliot Clarke, Lawrence Hill, Charmaine Nelson, El Jones, May Q Wong, and Stephanie Allen, among others.” More info at


It has been 10 years since A Cowherd in Paradise: From China to Canada was released.