A retired principal, superintendent, and school board director of education, I am a graduate of York University and the Ryerson School of Journalism.

My writing on family and human interest subjects has been published in newspapers and anthologies since 1976. Several of my poems and lyrics have been set to music and recorded by my daughters.

My first novel, By Precept and Example, was published in 2007.  On Top of the Grass: Tales of a Snowbird in Florida, an evocative collection of prose and poetry, was released in the spring of 2008.  Five Cousins, an anthology of poetry written for and about my grandchildren, was published in the winter of 2008.

The second novel in the Maggie Keiller/Derek Sloan series, Until He Killed Her, appeared in 2010.  Another collection of tales, It Matters to Me: Tales of a Young Father, published in the fall of 2011, is a heartwarming collection of stories about the joys of fatherhood.

Lockdown, the third Maggie Keiller/Derek Sloan novel, was published in 2012.

First, Do No Harm, was released in 2016, the fourth novel in the Maggie Keiller/Derek Sloan crime series.  It focuses on a major problem in our healthcare system—the unauthorized, ‘off-label’ administering of antipsychotic drugs to unsuspecting seniors in assisted living centres, who are suffering from dementia and related conditions.

My most recent work, The Passing Parade: Tales of a Bemused Bystander, was released early in 2017.

All the books are available for a free preview or purchase at my Author Spotlight site, at this safe link—


They may also be found on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com, or by Googling my name, J. Bradley Burt.

I live with my wife in Ontario , where I’m at work on a fifth novel and a fourth collection of tales.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you Brad for introducing me to TallandTrueTales. It has captured me for a good portion of this afternoon. Very impressed by your talent. Sincerely, Jack


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