lives on a small West Coast island, in Canada, where he struggles
unsuccessfully to be self-sufficient. He is currently working on ShortiesTM
by Long, Volume II, when not pursuing his latest passion,
Some background on
Doug's short fiction.
Doug has had a long and varied career, from Finance
Editor for The Canadian Press, Public Relations Manager for Sun Life of
Canada and Associate Editor for Reader's Digest Books (Canada), to
Producer of a popular, syndicated TV morning talk/fitness show and
Pro-trader on the Montreal Exchange. As a freelance Copywriter, Doug has
published more than five million words in mainstream media and for major
corporate clients. He has taught Direct-marketing Creative at McGill
University and Public Speaking at Concordia University (both in Montreal).
Since 1978, he has been freelancing as a Copywriter and Marketing
Consultant, and is a principal in