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Shadowzone – “a great read … Highly recommend this series!”

“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

Writing Fiction for Children and Youth

Writing Fiction for Children and Youth – October 17 to November 30, 2023 Writing for children and youth is a rich and vibrant global market. Focus on writing fiction for readers aged 8 to 12 years. This online course at the University of Calgary examines the writing process from initial concept to finished work including turning ideas into stories, story structure, developing characters, creating... read more

What’s it all about? An excerpt from The Time Traveler’s Guide

“The Time Traveler’s Guide is a great resource for any writer wanting to improve their craft.”   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,... 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

The Rython Series by Mandy Eve-Barnett

The Rython Series by Mandy Eve-Barnett   Three novellas – three main characters linked to a dark magic.   The prequel to the Rython fantasy series, Malgraf’s Dawning, will be officially launched on 23rd September 2023 at Words in the Park, Sherwood Park, Alberta. In this prequel we are introduced to a child born with a darkness within, her shadow power harnessed and improved with the... read more

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