Home town: Whitby, ON
Current home base: Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Bryan’s wide-ranging personal interests provide the foundation for his professional writing career. A series of successful academic text projects between 2004 and 2013 completed for US-based Gale Publishing and Lerner Media (books garnering four successive American Library Association ‘Science Text of the Year’ awards), provide the springboard for three ambitious Canadian works Bryan and co-author Andrew Traficante (Sault Ste. Marie) have written.
– ‘A Boy from Botwood: Pte. Arthur W Manuel, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, 1914-1919’, Dundurn Press (Toronto), January 17, 2017 publication … a remarkable, long-hidden soldier’s memoir told by a Gallipoli, Somme, and Passchendaele survivor. This story is the only detailed, first hand account of a WWI North American soldier’s time as a German POW (17 months, including Manuel’s capture, escape from a notorious ‘slave camp’, and recapture…)
– ‘Its Time to Keep our Word’ Dundurn Press (Toronto), January 1 2018 publication … a provocative solution to Canada – First Nations and First Peoples’ treaty disputes, with Professor Michael Coyle (UWO Law, aboriginal rights expert)
– ‘Paradigms’, a forthcoming (mid-2018) work co-authored with John Allan, former Durham Region Police Service Homicide Unit head, including a remarkable account of the now-notorious 2014 Alan Smith ‘cold case’ murder prosecution
Bryan is also a founding partner of United Front Entertainment (Toronto), where he heads its IP rights acquisition & management activities. UFE is a multidimensional Canadian film distribution and creative works company.