From the Mind to the Marketplace

The Story of an Inventor, the Home Improvement Industry, His Wife and Her Lover

By (author): Jayne Seagrave
ISBN 9781894384933
Softcover | Publication Date: May 1, 2005
Book Dimensions: 5.25 in x 8.25 in
144 Pages
$9.95 CAD

About the Book

This is the story of a Canadian inventor and his wife who took a rough device created in the basement of their East Vancouver home and over nine years turned it into a product that is available at every major home-improvement retailer in Canada and a number of large outlets in the US. It is the story of how a man was changed from an architect to a full-time inventor, and how a woman was transformed from an academic criminologist to a marketing guru. It is the success story the couple has told a million times to friends, business groups and strangers who ask, “And what do you do?” It is the personal story of their particular dream—a story they believe illustrates how an idea can be taken from the mind of an inventor to the marketplace.

About the Author(s)

Jayne Seagrave is a bestselling travel writer and has published an eclectic range of books over a twenty-five-year writing career. Born in England, Jayne moved to Canada more than 30 years ago. She is the author of Camping British Columbia, the Rockies, and the Yukon (now in its ninth edition), Camping with Kids in the West, and All the World’s a Stage: The Story of Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach. In 2021, she published her first work of fiction, The Games Women Use (Vanguard Press). She lives in Vancouver where she is now retired. Find a full list of her writing at