New Release​

Que Sera

Most things in life aren’t in our control. Things just happen, sometimes as a prelude to our arrival here. I take readers on a journey through the early part of my life and recount the personal history of a “patient pioneer” in open heart surgery. I was one of the first young patients of the surgeon who pioneered open-heart surgery; Dr. William Thornton Mustard.

Paperback copy available at

Words Worth Books, Waterloo $27

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A Word from the Author
Barry Portrait

I came to Canada as a young child with a vague notion that doctors there would make me better. In England I was sick a lot of the time, and my parents were hopeful the move would give me a chance for a life. The hope lay in the pioneering work of Dr.William Mustard, one of Canada’s unsung heroes.

In my new country, I got healthy and thrived. I learned to skate, play hockey, paddle a canoe and play the guitar. I lived through the tumultuous sixties, not always travelling in a straight line. Moving to a new country was difficult for my parents, who often struggled to find peace of mind and could not provide the guidance I needed. Our family eventually came apart at the seams.

I now live with my life partner, whom I met at the right time. We have two adult children and four amazing grandchildren. They are the central joy of our lives. When not in their company, I spend as much time as I can in the great outdoors. I enjoy camping, paddling, playing hockey, and, at least once a week, gathering with friends to play music. In my spare time, I find the time to write.

Barry Cull

Writer, Speaker, Singer and Birder

What Readers are Saying

“A nice piece of social history…growing up in Ontario in the 1960’s.”

Ken Sproul


July 27, 2024 1 – 3 pm. Come and meet the author and get a copy of “Que Sera” signed at Indigo Books in the Conestoga Mall, Waterloo.