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Aaron Lam loves telling stories.

He is an author and filmmaker who lives in Oakville, Ontario, a little oasis nestled between Toronto and Niagara Falls. When he isn't typing away furiously on his laptop, he can usually be found with his nose in a good, meaty tome about paleontology or the history of cinema. 

His first non-fiction book is Believing a Man Can Fly: Memories of a Life in Special Effects and Film, a biography of Oscar-winning special-effects artist and director Colin Chilvers, who helped Christopher Reeve fly in Superman and Michael Jackson defy gravity in Moonwalker. Co-authored with Colin Chilvers, Believing a Man Can Fly is scheduled for release in late 2019 by BearManor Media.

Aaron's novel for young readers, The Fake-Chicken Kung Fu Fighting Blues, was released in 2018. It follows the adventures of a Chinese-Canadian boy who leaves the comfort of Toronto's Chinatown and struggles to find his place in the world.

In addition to fiction and non-fiction books, Aaron has also written for numerous magazines, including Business $ense, ENGINUITY, Business Link and HWS (Health, Wellness & Safety Magazine)

His filmmaking credits include The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain, which he co-directed with Jeremy Major for PBS, and An Artist of the Grand: Journey Through Festival Country, which he directed for TVOntario.

As you read this, Aaron is already well underway on his next storytelling adventure....

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Aaron welcomes your messages. He can be emailed here.

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