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....
Aaron welcomes your messages. He can be emailed here.