Merville author, Harold Macy, putting pen to paper

By Jasper Myers
Comox Valley Record
February 1, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Harold Macy

Local author Harold Macy has released a new book titled All the Bears Sing – a collection of short stories, which Macy describes as fictional stories based on something real. This is Macy’s third book, following The Four Storey Forest in 2011 and San Josef in 2020. Macy has lived in the Valley, in the same house, for 40 years. He moved here when he was 26 years old and said a ’63 Chevrolet pickup is what brought him to Vancouver Island. “I just saw this as a land of opportunity and forestry,” he said. He spent many years studying and working in forestry, a lot of it here on the Island. Macy has worked for the BC Forest Service Research Branch and at UBC Oyster River as the forester. At UBC he also taught online and weekend courses in small-scale forestry and agroforestry. …This experience has influenced his writing, especially in this new book. 

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