Malvin Spooner is a widely-known veteran money manager and was founder and CEO of the former award-winning boutique mutual fund company Mavrix Fund Management Inc. Mal’s previous book published by Insomniac Press — Resources Rock: How to Invest in the Next Global Boom in Natural Resources which he authored with Pamela Clark — predicted the resources boom back in early 2004. More recently he published A Maverick Investor’s Guidebook which blends his experience touring across the heartland in the United States with insightful advice about investing. The book is designed to be an easy read but will help readers learn to think and invest like a professional would. He has been quoted and published for over twenty years in business journals, newspapers and has been featured on many television programs over his career. An avid motorcycle enthusiast, and known across Canada as a part-time musician performing rock ‘n’ roll for charity, Mal is known for his candor and non-traditional (‘maverick’) thinking when discussing financial markets.