My name is Dave Atkinson. I'm a dad, homeschooler, writer, journalist, cartoonist, broadcaster and knitter. For ten years, I reported for CBC Radio from Ontario, New Brunswick, Nunavut and Nova Scotia. My work has appeared on on programs such as The Current, As it Happens, This Morning, Sounds Like Canada, Maritime Magazine, Maritime Noon, Tapestry, In the Field and various regional radio shows across the country. Listen to examples of some of my recent work here.
Tomato Transplants is where I keep my creative writing and comics about my family. It features my wife, Erin, and our kids Henry, Jane, and Alice.
Erin and I grew up in Leamington, Ontario: the tomato capital of Canada. And, yes, that's where the blog's name comes from.
We now live in Charlottetown, PEI. By day, I promote the stories of research at the University of Prince Edward Island.