Fraser’s play “1215 and all that” staged at the Lawyers’ Inn

On June 15, 1215 at Runnymede the barons of England persuaded King John to place his seal on Magna Carta. This document is the cornerstone of the Rule of Law, and places no man – even the King – above the law. Canada, and particularly British Columbia, traces its freedoms and rights back to Magna…

Review: Fraser back with another tale of murder

From the Prince George Citizen, March 2015: “When the creative advice to all authors is “write what you know” and you are a celebrated lawyer, a rancher, a former urbanite who now embraces the backcountry, and live a fascination for the aboriginal culture in your home territory, that leaves you a lot of narrative possibilities…”…

Short story ‘Sacrifice’ kicks off The Vacation Series

I am publishing some of my short stories on the site, starting with Sacrifice – the first story from my collection The Vacation Series. I’ll be adding further stories from the series over time. In Sacrifice, cultures clash when a party of North American tourists visit the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá in the Mexican…

Eagle-eyed reader spots imposter swan

Found this recent email exchange with my friend Carolyn amusing: Date: Wednesday 14 January, 2015 Subject: PG book signing Hi, When are you leaving for London? I’m planning a trip to PG with The Jade Frog in late Feb. Bruce Date: Thursday 22 January, 2015 Subject: Re PG book signing I enjoyed reading The Jade…

The Jade Frog book launch on January 23

I’m looking forward to launching The Jade Frog at my old law firm RBS, where I successfully launched On Potato Mountain, which is soon to be made into a movie. I will be touring the Cariboo in February, visiting 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Quesnel, and Prince George for book signings and readings in libraries….

BC government apologises for hanging Tsilhqot chiefs

Better late than never… BC Premier Christie Clark has apologized to Tsilhqot’in Nation chiefs Joe Alphonse and Roger William for the hangings. I wrote about the incident, known as the Chilcotin War, in On Potato Mountain: “Antoine remembered the wound as if it were yesterday. His father, who had taken part in the Chilcotin War,…