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An excerpt from The Children’s Writer’s Guide

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Chapter Four: Where Do Ideas Come From One of the most common questions asked of authors, whether from children during school visits or in interviews, is “Where do you get your ideas?” In so many ways, ideas are all around us – in newspapers, magazines, pictures, photographs, other books whether fiction or non-fiction, television, movies, even video games. History can be a constant source of inspiration for writers, but so are personal experiences, family vacations, family, friends, or pets. Many writers have had ideas come to them in...

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Book Signing at Indigo Signal Hill, March 4

Posted by on Mar 4, 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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An excerpt from The Time Traveller’s Guide

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Chapter One: What is time travel? Time travel is defined as taking place when there is movement between specific points in time. This is achieved in the same way that objects and living things move through space. In fiction, this kind of travel is made possible by the use of a time machine, device, or method. While nothing is carved in stone, I tend to think that time travel involving machinery or some kind of technology should be defined as science fiction while time travel that makes use of magic or similar methods is probably best...

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PlayWriting Camp in Calgary in July

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

PlayWriting Camp will take place once again with the Calgary Arts Summer School Association this July. The 2017 PlayWriting camp will take 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 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 very...

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Book Signing at Chapters Crowfoot, February 25

Posted by on Feb 25, 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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Book Signing at the Vizard Show

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

Tomorrow night, I’ll be at the Vizard Show at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre from 6 pm to 9 pm. Before the show and during the intermission, 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. The Vizard Show is a stunning event featuring magnificent choreography of classical and modern dance schools combined with a compelling...

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Writing for Social Media – Class with Chinook Learning Services, March 9

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This class explores writing for websites, blogs, and social media. Learn how to create dynamic and effective content for the online marketplace and to promote yourself as a writer for social media. Participants will complete a social media writing assignment that will be assessed by the instructor. The Writing for Social Media class takes place from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm on Thursday, March 9. The class will be held at Viscount Bennett Centre, 2519 Richmond Road SW. Register at the Chinook Learning Services website. You can also learn more about...

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PlayWriting Camp in Calgary in July

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

PlayWriting Camp will take place once again with the Calgary Arts Summer School Association this July. The 2017 PlayWriting camp will take 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 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 very...

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Life Writing – Classes with Chinook Learning Services in March

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

Your life may not have changed the course of history, but it is important because it happened. If you don’t tell your story, who will? Learn a step-by-step approach to writing your memoirs. Receive tips beginning from how to start your story and find a focus to options for getting it printed. No previous writing experience needed. Adults of all ages welcome. The Life Writing course takes place from 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm on March 1, 8, and 15. The class will be held at Viscount Bennett Centre, 2519 Richmond Road SW. Register at the Chinook...

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Writing for Social Media – Class with Chinook Learning Services, March 9

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

This class explores writing for websites, blogs, and social media. Learn how to create dynamic and effective content for the online marketplace and to promote yourself as a writer for social media. Participants will complete a social media writing assignment that will be assessed by the instructor. The Writing for Social Media class takes place from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm on Thursday, March 9. The class will be held at Viscount Bennett Centre, 2519 Richmond Road SW. Register at the Chinook Learning Services website. You can also learn more about...

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