Offside trivia

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Offside was the first novel I wrote. It is loosely based on an actual event that happened in Calgary, Alberta, when I was teaching.

My editor for this novel did not watch or know hockey. This presented a problem when it came to editing the hockey parts of this novel. However, she was married to a famous bank robber, who had been a junior hockey player. She suggested that her husband, who was serving a jail sentence at the time, edit those parts and so, parts of Offside were edited from jail.

The original title of this book was Hooked, but another book for young adults with that name was published at the same time. As a result, we had eight hours to come up with a new title. It was a stressful day.