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Cold Case Kids Toronto book launch

Author Doug Archer and illustrator Rob Elliott with happy reader Jesse. Tranzac Club book launch, November 2018.

Author Doug Archer and myself launched our book Legend of the Phantom Reaper – The Mystery of the Southampton Shipwrecks at Toronto’s Tranzac Club last weekend. This is the second book in the Cold Case Kids Mystery series, the follow up to the hit Ghoul’s Gold – The Mystery of the Chantry Island Treasure.

We had a great time doing a reading followed by a slide show about the illustrations.

Legend of The Phantom Reaper is available on Amazon.
Ghoul’s Gold is also available on

Another Cold Case Kids book

I’ve been working for most of the summer on the follow-up Cold Case Kids young adult novel. In 2015, I designed and illustrated Ghoul’s Gold – The Mystery Of The Chantry Island Treasure. Author Doug Archer asked me to work with him again on the follow-up, The Phantom Menace – The Mystery of the Southampton Shipwrecks. The book will be out in September 2018.

It has been an big project, with lots of elements. Here are a few samples:

Map of Southampton, Ontario:

Book jacket design:

Over 30 illustrations:

Stay tuned for book launch details.

Ghoul’s Gold sells 1000 copies


The young adult adventure story I illustrated, Ghoul’s Gold – the Mystery of the Chantry Island Treasure, has sold 1000 copies since it was published this fall! Author Doug Archer is looking at expanding distribution in the new year. In the meantime, I have a few copies at the studio if you’d like to pick one up before Christmas. They’re $9 each.
It’s also available on Amazon:

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