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WordsWorth 2017 – Kamp Kiwanis, Bragg Creek, AB

This week I’ll be working as an instructor at WordsWorth 2017. WordsWorth is a week-long creative writing residency for young writers who believe in the power of words. Writers will be completely immersed in the creative and diverse world of writing. Guided by established and respected artist-instructors, writers will experience writing through fiction, poetry, spoken word, music, drama, film making,... read more

Book Signing at Indigo Signal Hill, July 22

This Saturday, I’ll be at Indigo at Signal Hill in Calgary from 11.30 am to 5 pm. I’ll be signing copies of The Alchemist’s Portrait, The Sorcerer’s Letterbox, The Clone Conspiracy, The Emerald Curse, The Heretic’s Tomb, The Doomsday Mask, The Time Camera, The Sphere of Septimus, Flashback, and Future Imperfect. Indigo is located at 5570 Signal Hill Centre SW in Calgary. Hope... read more

Check out the latest interview

Check out the latest interview, published at Writers and Authors, which covers the inspiration behind many of my books, details of the latest release, Twisted Fate, the writing process, marketing and promotion and other insightful revelations. Here’s a brief excerpt: What genre do you write and why? “My novels are all in the science fiction and fantasy genre. The Sorcerer’s Letterbox and The... read more

Guest Author Jo Linsdell

My guest today is Jo Linsdell, the author of numerous books, including the KOSMOS series, How To Be Twittertastic, Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home, Italian for Tourists, A Guide to Weddings in Italy, Out and About at the Zoo, Fairy May and The Box. She is also the illustrator of the A Birthday Clown for Archer series, written by Kathy Mashburn, and... read more

PlayWriting Camp with the Calgary Arts Summer School Association

This week I’ll be working as an instructor at PlayWriting Camp with the Calgary Arts Summer School Association at St. Vladimir’s Cultural Centre, 404 Meredith Road NE (Near Memorial Drive and Edmonton Trail), Calgary, Alberta. In a dramatic and fun-filled week of half day camps, children will learn how to write, rehearse and perform their own unique play in just five days. Children will... read more

Book Signing at Chapters Crowfoot, July 15

This Saturday, I’ll be at Chapters Crowfoot in Calgary from 11 am to 5 pm. I’ll be signing copies of The Alchemist’s Portrait, The Sorcerer’s Letterbox, The Clone Conspiracy, The Emerald Curse, The Heretic’s Tomb, The Doomsday Mask, The Time Camera, The Sphere of Septimus, Flashback, and Future Imperfect. Chapters is located at 66 Crowfoot Terrace NW in Calgary. Hope to see... read more

Trico’s Got Talent

This week I’ll be working as an instructor at the Trico’s Got Talent performing arts camp, where children will experience their very own theatre production. In a dramatic and fun-filled week , children will learn how to write, rehearse and perform their own unique play in just five days. Children will create the plot, craft the script, write dialogue and hone their acting skills for their... read more

Writing what you know – Part three

Some people become slightly confused by the idea of writing what you know, particularly in the science fiction and fantasy genre. After all, these types of stories are fantastical and no one has ever really done the things that are mentioned in the story, such as traveling in time or experiencing a journey into another dimension and so on. If this doesn’t interest you then the writing will seem a lot... read more

Writing what you know – Part two

I do write lots of nonfiction books on topics that may not always be my favourites and which involve considerable research but that’s a little different, more like writing magazine articles or being a business writer or journalist. I probably wouldn’t write a book about fishing, sailing, mountain climbing, farming, most sports, horses, and several other topics, although these things might crop up in a... read more

PlayWriting Camp in Calgary – July 17 to 21

This summer I’ll be working as an instructor at PlayWriting Camp with the Calgary Arts Summer School Association. The 2017 PlayWriting Camp takes place from July 17 to 21 at St. Vladimir’s Cultural Centre, 404 Meredith Road NE (Near Memorial Drive and Edmonton Trail), Calgary, Alberta. In a dramatic and fun-filled week of half day camps, children learn how to write, rehearse and perform their... read more

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