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Into The Web

“This is the second book of this series written by one of my favourite young adult authors. After finishing book one, I could not wait to start this one, I was not disappointed a great story with good character structure and as usual well written. The storyline kept me focused until the very end where it left me wanting to read the next book in the series.” On a doomed version of Earth, the... read more

Shadowzone

“Time travel, alternate worlds, and societal sub-cultures are blended into a great plot, and a gripping and relevant read. The environmental stewardship aspect of this story echoes our current day challenges, as do the almost prescient references to a dangerous virus. Characters were well drawn and the reader is cheering for their success. The three books in the series flow smoothly together. A great... read more

The Benefits of a Writing Coach

A professional writing coach is someone with whom you can consult, ask questions and receive constructive feedback. They act as a guide as you build your career as a professional writer. A coach can help you conquer a stumbling block, regain momentum or make a start on a new project. My program helps you progress as a writer. You decide what you want to work on during a personalized, one on one... read more

When Words Collide 2022

This weekend, I’ll be appearing online at When Words Collide, Calgary’s exciting annual literary festival. This year’s event will once again be held online. My presentation on Zoom on Writing for Children and YA is at noon on August 14. I’ll be exploring the art of writing for children and young adults. Explore research, planning, pacing your story, developing characters, connecting... read more

Robin’s Last Song by Nina Munteanu

I recently had the pleasure of talking with Canadian author Nina Munteanu about one of her latest projects. It’s all about birds, I’m told. Nina is an eco-fiction author of science fiction and fantasy with nine novels and five non-fiction books published, including Water Is… recommended by Margaret Atwood as her #1 choice in the New York Times ‘Year in Reading’ in 2016. Congratulations on... read more

The Heretic’s Tomb

“The book is a sweeping historical drama involving witchcraft, religious zealotry, life and death … The Heretic’s Tomb is a fast-paced tale of intrigue, sorcery and adventure, set in a fascinating period of history.” While exploring a medieval archaeological site containing the ruins of an ancient English abbey, Annie discovers the long-forgotten tomb of Lady Isabella Devereaux, who had been... read more

The Emerald Curse

“Page turning tension with a resourceful and intrepid hero … and sure to please any child who likes fantasy, science fiction and comics.” Charles Kelly was the world’s greatest comic book artist, until he disappeared without a trace. Two years later, his grandson Sam discovers a mysterious pen in Kelly’s attic studio. Sam is soon propelled into a bizarre dimension, where super villains are... read more

Learn How to Write Great Stories for Children and Young Adults

The Writing for Children and Young Adults course focuses on writing for children aged 8 to 14 years. However some of the material also covers older and younger age groups. Learn how to write effective, authentic, and appealing fiction for children and young adults and how to turn your ideas into compelling stories. The course explores the writing process from initial concept to finished work including... read more

Learn How to Write Effective and Compelling Historical Fiction

Historical fiction combines the events of the past with characters and stories from the writer’s imagination. This course examines the art of writing historical fiction and the need to fully immerse yourself in a particular time period to make your storytelling more believable. Learn how to write effective, authentic and appealing historical fiction and how to turn your ideas into compelling stories.... read more

Parallel Destiny

“This is an excellent book for teenagers and will appeal to both boys and girls.” Project Mindstorm no longer exists and Kane and his associates no longer represent a danger. However, Max and Julia now have to contend with the sinister Alastair Hammond and his experiments into the existence of parallel universes and alternate realities. Marooned within a bewildering series of multiple... read more

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