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Andy Turnbull

Andy Turnbull has worked as reporter, photographer and desk-man on several daily newspapers, has been editor of two weekly papers and of three trade magazines and is the author of a couple of books by commercial publishers. His free-lance articles have appeared in the  Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Evening Telegram, Toronto Sun, Star Weekly, Weekend, The Canadian, Maclean's, Canadian Business  and Reader's Digest  and other magazines in Canada,  Japan Times  in Japan,  Spotlight, Spot-On  and Fernfahrer in Germany,  Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Road King, Overdrive  and other magazines in the United States,  The Geographical, Truck  and Trucking International  in England,  Truck'n Life  in Australia and others. He has worked in every province and territory of Canada and also in the United States, Panama, Jamaica, Mexico, England, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, France, Spain, Australia, Japan, Russia, Poland, Belarus and Central Asia.

In the 1960's he shot TV newsfilm for CKCO-TV, CFTO-TV and other stations and in the 1970's he recorded feature clips and a one-hour show for CBC radio. His magazine articles have won awards in Canada and the United States and  By Truck to the North  (co-authored with Debora Pearson) won the 1999 Norma Fleck award for the best kids' book in Canada, was nominated for the Silver Birch Award in 1999 and won the Hackmatack Award in 2000.

After 40 years writing the kind of stuff that sells Turnbull is now semi-retired and able to write things he considers important. The three non-fiction books in this series (so far) are  Scimonoce, The System  and We Need to Talk, and a latest revision -  Past, Present and Future.

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