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Book Signing at Chapters Crowfoot, October 14

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This Saturday, I’ll be at Chapters Crowfoot in Calgary from 11.30 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, Future Imperfect, and Twisted Fate. Chapters is located at 66 Crowfoot Terrace NW in Calgary. Hope to see you...

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Writing for Children and Youth – January/February/March

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

Writing for Children and Youth Online Course – January 28 to March 19 The children and youth writing market is a rich and vibrant one. In this online course, you will examine the writing process from initial concept to finished work including how to turn ideas into stories, story structure, developing characters, the creation of outlines and the importance of editing and revision. You will also examine ways to research publishing houses where you can submit your work, cover letters, synopses and sample chapters.  Learn more...

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What’s it all about? Sources of inspiration for Future Imperfect

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

Future Imperfect is an exciting adventure featuring technology, teenage geniuses, corporate espionage, and mysterious messages. Most kids these days are very familiar with laptops, tablets, and video games, and don’t go anywhere without their cell phones, so the technology and gadgets that feature in the story make the novel very appealing for young readers. It’s also a very compelling adventure story, with lots of cliffhangers, twists, and turns. In the novel we’re introduced to Andrew Mitchell, who was one of the leading experts in...

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What’s it all about? Sources of inspiration for Flashback and Twisted Fate

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

Flashback was published in 2015. It’s a paranormal mystery adventure for young adults featuring ghosts, psychics, and Project Mindstorm, a secret operation involving deadly mind control experiments, as Max investigates events concealed for over twenty years. The initial idea was one of the first that I had when I began my writing career but the novel took a while to develop to my satisfaction. In Flashback, Max, a fourteen-year old boy, experiences strange dreams and visions, which appear to be from someone else’s life. He also sees a...

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Writing for Publication – October 21 at Mount Royal University

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

The Writing for Publication class takes place at Mount Royal University on Saturday, October 21, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Have you ever read a novel, short story or nonfiction article and thought, “I could have written that”? This workshop shows you where to find ideas and turn them into a marketable venture. Half the class is spent exploring novels, short stories and non-fiction projects from concept to draft, the other half discussing how the various markets operate. This class is ideal for novice writers wishing to write material for...

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Book Signing at Indigo Signal Hill October 7

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

This Saturday, I’ll be at Indigo at Signal Hill in Calgary from 11.30 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, Future Imperfect, and Twisted Fate. Indigo is located at 5570 Signal Hill Centre SW in Calgary. Hope to see you...

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Writing for Publication – October 21 at Mount Royal University

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Writing for Publication class takes place at Mount Royal University on Saturday, October 21, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Have you ever read a novel, short story or nonfiction article and thought, “I could have written that”? This workshop shows you where to find ideas and turn them into a marketable venture. Half the class is spent exploring novels, short stories and non-fiction projects from concept to draft, the other half discussing how the various markets operate. This class is ideal for novice writers wishing to write material for...

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Writing for Children and Youth – January/February/March

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Writing for Children and Youth Online Course – January 23 to March 18 The children and youth writing market is a rich and vibrant one. In this online course, you will examine the writing process from initial concept to finished work including how to turn ideas into stories, story structure, developing characters, the creation of outlines and the importance of editing and revision. You will also examine ways to research publishing houses where you can submit your work, cover letters, synopses and sample chapters.  Learn more...

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What’s it all about? An excerpt from The Working Writer’s Guide

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“A great resource for beginning and established writers.”   Introduction Misconceptions are common regarding published authors. People think either that all authors earn millions or that it’s impossible to make a living as a writer. While some writers are financially successful with their e-books, success stories are rare, at least for now, and only a handful of authors make serious money from e-books. Misconceptions also abound regarding authors who write for children. Books for younger readers are often mistakenly considered...

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Writing for Publication – October 21 at Mount Royal University

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Writing for Publication class takes place at Mount Royal University on Saturday, October 21, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Have you ever read a novel, short story or nonfiction article and thought, “I could have written that”? This workshop shows you where to find ideas and turn them into a marketable venture. Half the class is spent exploring novels, short stories and non-fiction projects from concept to draft, the other half discussing how the various markets operate. This class is ideal for novice writers wishing to write material for...

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