Praying to the West: How Muslims Shaped the Americas
Simon & Schuster Canada, September 21, 2021
Journalist Omar Mouallem travels to thirteen remarkable mosques and discovers the surprising history of their communities. But what he finds also challenges his own long-held personal beliefs, and even his sense of identity. Available for preorder.
The Last Baron
Back Road Productions
The meaty saga of Burger Baron, a rogue fast-food chain with mysterious origins, a cult following, and fierce independence. TV-length documentary premieres on CBC Gem on 9/17/21; feature-length in Spring 2022
Pandemic University School of Writing
Founder and Owner, 2020
A pop-up virtual school for, by, and in support of writers adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. PanU hires acclaimed authors, journalists, and screenwriters to teach affordable classes on creativity, craft, and business.
At Large Newsletter
Weekly advice column for freelance writers and journalists navigating sticky situations.
Digging in the Dirt
Directed and Produced with Dylan Rhys Howard
Back Road Productions and CBC, 2019
A documentary about the psychological costs of working in Alberta’s oil sands and the mental health crisis that’s been ignored for a decade. Premiered on CBC Absolutely Canada in fall 2019.
Nominated for three Rosies, including best feature documentary.
Inside the Inferno
Coauthored with Damian Asher
Simon & Schuster Canada, 2017
An action-packed, on-the-ground memoir of the Fort McMurray wildfire and the courage, resilience, and sacrifice of the firefighters who saved the city.