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The Brutal Death of Richard III

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Richard III of course appears in The Sorcerer’s Letterbox, based on the well-known mystery of the Princes in the Tower. A forensic study on the bones of the monarch reveals that he died a brutal death at the hands of his enemies. Everyone knows that medieval warfare was a very violent and vicious business, but the report is still very enlightening. It also fits in with contemporary stories of the king’s death. To some degree it also fits with Shakespeare’s play. Although the playwright’s  account of the king and his...

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Writing for Children and Young Adults at When Words Collide

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Today, I’ll be appearing at the When Words Collide in Calgary literary festival at the Delta South Hotel in Calgary, for a presentation and the Blue Pencil Cafe. Writing for Children and Young Adults – August 13 at 11 am This session explores the art of writing for children and young adults. Explore research, planning, pacing your story, developing characters, connecting with the reader, choosing settings, the role of adults in children’s stories, and more. Blue Pencil Cafe – August 13 at 12 pm In this session...

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Time Travel: Not Just a Thing of The Past at When Words Collide

Posted by on Aug 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Today, I’ll be appearing at the When Words Collide in Calgary literary festival at the Delta South Hotel in Calgary. Time Travel: Not Just a Thing of the Past – August 12 at 11 am My young adult novels The Alchemist’s Portrait, The Sorcerer’s Letterbox, The Heretic’s Tomb, Flashback, and Twisted Fate all feature time travel, a genre that continues to be very popular with both authors and readers, as well as with filmmakers. In this session I’ll be sharing tips and tricks to weave time travel elements into...

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Writing Historical Fiction at When Words Collide

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Today, I’ll be appearing at the When Words Collide in Calgary literary festival at the Delta South Hotel in Calgary, for a presentation and the Blue Pencil Cafe. Writing Historical Fiction – August 11 at 3 pm Learn how to write an effective, authentic, and appealing story in this genre and how to fully immerse yourself in your chosen time period. Understand what defines historical fiction and different time periods, how to create believable settings, plausible characters, and the role of research in the creation of your...

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When Words Collide – August 11, 12, and 13

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This weekend, I’ll be appearing at When Words Collide in Calgary. This exciting annual  literary festival embraces literature of all forms, including genre, and is held at the Delta South Hotel in Calgary. When Words Collide exists to provide an opportunity for the literary community, from readers to writers to publishers, to gather and share information and inspiration. With the belief that different genres have more in common than they have differences, the festival includes content for all types of literature including mainstream,...

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Book Signing at Chapters Crowfoot, July 29

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 you...

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WordsWorth 2017 – Kamp Kiwanis, Bragg Creek, AB

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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, monologue and nonfiction. But the experiences don’t begin and end with the classes, WordsWorth is a place where young writers come...

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Book Signing at Indigo Signal Hill, July 22

Posted by on Jul 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 to see you...

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Check out the latest interview

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 Heretic’s Tomb are historical fiction adventures set in medieval England, The Alchemist’s Portrait is a time travel story, The Emerald...

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Guest Author Jo Linsdell

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

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 the Jasmine Dreams series, written by Maria Rochelle. Jo is the founder and CEO of Writers and Authors and Promo Day. She studied A-levels...

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