I am currently Associate Editor at CinemaSpy.com and the Home Entertainment Technology and Gadget columnist at The Morton Report (www.themortonreport.com). I am also a freelance writer, editor, presenter, researcher, instructor and science consultant based in the Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. My work has encompassed film, TV, science, nature, technology, travel and other topics in popular, technical and scientific styles. If you need these skills, please contact me at the e-mail address above.

Selected Credits

  • ‘CyberLink Launches PowerDVD 11 Media Playback Software’ – Blogcritics.org
    (weblink)
  • ‘Bringing 3D Home’ – CinemaSpy.com April 2011
    (weblink)
  • ‘Starry Eyed’ (Q&A with ‘Stargate Universe’ actress Ming-Na), SciFiNow Magazine, Issue 50 (2011)
    (weblink)
  • ‘Welcome to the Sanctuary’ (set visit report), SciFiNow Magazine, Issue 47 (2010)
    (weblink)
  • Associate Editor of CinemaSpy.com
    (weblink)
  • Contributor to Blogcritics.org
    (weblink)
  • Contributor to Blogger News Network
    (weblink)
  • Hey, I Know That Voice – an interview with actor Bob Hastings. SyFy Portal. October 2005 (weblink)
  • Why Moss Matters, Too. Environmental News, 2002, Vol. 2, Issue 1 (PDF)
  • Fire in the Boreal Forest. Wildflower magazine, Summer 2002 issue (PDF)
  • Is Coffee Costing the Earth? Environmental News, 2002, Vol. 2, Issue 2 (PDF)
  • Field Trip – Mosses. Seasons magazine, Autumn 2003 issue (PDF)
  • Tech News: CyberLink Launches PowerDVD 11 Media Playback Software

    Read more »

    Testimonials

    “First, England’s loss is North America’s gain. The writing is clear, evocative, inspiring. It appeals to the caring naturalist be s/he expert or neophyte. Is Mr. Simpson (no relation to the infamous “Mrs. Simpson,” one hopes) our next David Attenborough? Would the garden writers (no names, but consult each Saturday’s Globe and Mail newspaper) cease shilling for the plant-related industry and talk about nature in the loving, caring manner as Mr. Simpson does.”
    Reader’s letter to Wildflower magazine in response to ‘Fire in the Boreal Forest’, Autumn 2002 issue.

    “What a refreshing and honest article!”
    Reader’s comment on article ‘Will Fans Decide the Destiny of Stargate Universe?’, CinemaSpy.com, January 2011.

    “I found Mike to be the best [teaching assistant] I’ve ever had. He consistently went above and beyond the call of duty. He had a thorough knowledge of the course and whatever he didn’t know he went out of his way to find out. I really enjoyed his dry British witticisms. “The proof is in the pudding!” Brilliant!”
    Evaluation of third-year Botany course student at the University of Alberta.

    Read more »