It has been over a year since my last blog post, and a lot has happened since then. Lets get a quick recap?
First, the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada (AJAC) awarded me the 2020 Journalist of the Year award. This is a huge honour for me, and something I couldn’t have achieved without the help of the many editors, friends and colleagues I’ve worked with. It’s not easy taking feedback or criticism, but the folks I work with are great at helping me get better, and I think I’ve proved their efforts worthwhile.
Along with the big award, I recieved a few other ones including the Wakefield Castrol Award for Automotive Writing (runner-up) and the Business Writing Award presented by Kal Tire.
In addition to that, I’ve had more stories published over at TechSpot, expanding my topics of coverage to include gaming and technology. My favourite posts have been What Ever Happened to GameSpy? Should You Be Wary of All the Free Games? and Going “Hands Free” with GM’s Super Cruise. More is always on the way!
I was also approached by Driving.ca to contribute some stories for them. I started off with some fun road-trip ideas, including this one highlighting a cure for my wife’s homesickness, and this one detailing a road trip to the heart of Canada’s humanitarian efforts. I also caught up with Accelerate Auto, the folks looking to improve diveristy within the Canadian Automotive Industry and also chatted with a Canadian game developer who released a stylish yet authentic rally racing game.
I’ve also been fortunate to see and cover the ever expanding world of electric vehicles. While these stories are found at a number of the publications I’m writing for, I’d like to highlight the folks at EV Pulse, where I’ve written some interesting stories about the history of EVs and the people restomodding cool classics into modern EVs.
Thanks for following along, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to chat!