My first book, Black Portrait of an African Journey, was published when I was 20. I subsequently wrote a number of textbooks in the United States. And I wrote a few books for my Canadian publisher. I have also been engaged in mining, and gemstone trading, for more than 30 years. I am presently writing my next nonfiction book, WE ONLY CATCH THE DUMB ONES....THE TRUE STORY OF AN UNLIKELY SPY.