About the Author

Daryl Ashby, a local historian and journalist, takes great pride ensuring his work is as accurate as possible. He cuts no corners when it comes to digging at the truth, nor will he shelter those who warrant exposure for their past.

As a lover of history, he highly recommends his first-person account “John Muir: West Coast Pioneer” published by Ronsdale Press. This book provides an engaging account of the first 30 years in the Colony of Vancouver Island, later to be known as Victoria, British Columbia. No other man contributed so much to establish the settlement of the Pacific Northwest.

Daryl’s presentation of John Muirs’ life and his related activities in and around the colony was recognized as a runner-up to the prestigious BC Book Prize award as well as the Victoria-Butler Book Prize.

For his new release “85 Grams: Art Williams – Drug Czar” Daryl has met will every player in what could be construed as a real life pilot for the TV Series ‘Breaking Bad’. From the key members of the RCMP, to the informants living under witness protection and the men at the top of the MDA production and trafficking; no one was beyond Daryl’s reach and no one withheld their secrets.

This new release is one of the finest examples of how far Daryl will go to garner the facts and then relay them in as gripping and truthful fashion as possible.