A writer, editor, producer, and stay-at-home dad, GREG OLIVER has had eight books about professional wrestling published. He runs the SlamWrestling.net website.

Greg has also written six books on hockey: Gratoony the Loony, the autobiography of 1970s NHL and WHA goalie Gilles Gratton; Father Bauer and the Great Experiment: The Genesis of Canadian Olympic HockeyBlue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom LinesDon’t Call Me Goon (with Richard Kamchen); The Goaltenders’ Union (with Richard Kamchen); Written in Blue & White, as well as two books for children: Duck With The Puck (with his son Quinn) and Santa’s Day Job.

His biography of Canadian actor Billy Van, Who’s The Man? Billy Van!, arrived in December 2020 and needs some love, as it’s self-published!

In the spring of 2023, the memoirs of former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (Gibby: Tales of a Baseball Lifer), and pro wrestler turned monster truck driver Madusa Miceli / Alundra Blayze (The Woman Who Would Be King: The MADUSA Story) hit shelves.

Run with the Bull: Three Generations of Sports and Entertainment, written with Eric Johnston and Joseph Casciaro, came out in February 2024, and is an interesting mix of pro wrestling, comedy and family.

He has another book on the go, though it has not been announced publicly. He’s always looking for the next project.

His freelance work has appeared everywhere from The Hockey News, to SI.com to The Globe & Mail, to Scouting Life magazine. A member of the Society for International Hockey Research, Greg lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and son — both fellow authors.

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Nov. 1, 2016, the book launch for Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines: Hockey Contracts and Historical Documents from the Collection of Allan Stitt, and Red Kelly’s autobiography. Some other young author got into the photo too!


QUINN OLIVER is in Grade 12, in Toronto. Besides writing, he enjoys football, baseball, and video games.

MEREDITH RENWICK, is Greg’s wife and Quinn’s mom; she wrote two books too — the most noteworthy here being Bang Your Head: The Real Story of The Missing Link, written with Dewey Robertson, which is still in print. Click here for more details on the book.

ROBERT RENWICK is the late father-in-law of Greg, and he too was a writer, publishing Understanding Hamlet: A Study Guide in 2015. Here are more details about Understanding Hamlet and about Bob. Posthumously, Greg collected up Bob’s for Euphoric Descent: The collected poems of Robert Renwick.