About Ray Argyle
A Vancouver book tour stop-over
RAY ARGYLE is an author and contributor to such Canadian publications as Reader’s Digest, Canada’s History (formerly The Beaver) and The National Post. He is the author of three biographies and a history of key Canadian elections. His new work, Joey Smallwood: Schemer and Dreamer, will be published by Dundurn Press in August 2012.
His most recent book, The Boy in the Picture, was published by Dundurn in 2010. It is the story of young Edward Mallandaine, the boy in the famous photo of the driving of the Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885.
His earlier woks are Turning Points: the Campaigns That Changed Canada, a history of pivotal Canadian elections, and Scott Joplin and the Age of Ragtime. Ray is currently finishing up an historical novel.
Ray pursued a career as a journalist and communications executive before taking up writing full-time after merging his Toronto-based consulting business, Argyle Comunications Inc. with Environics Group. He’s Secretary-Treasurer of the Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters (FACL). Ray is the only Canadian to have been elected a Fellow of the International Public Relations Association. He’s been a Trustee of the Scarborough Board of Education and of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario. He’s based in Toronto and Kingston, Ontario.