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My Writing Journal

Browse here for posts related to all aspects of my writing life including

travel, research, mythology, and musings.

Mythos by Stephen Fry

  I fell for Stephen Fry when he played Oscar Wilde and made me believe. I can only imagine how wonderful the audio book would be. Have you heard his covers of the Harry Potter saga? Amazing. Thanks to South Dublin Reads for their review. via Mythos by Stephen...

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I Want to To Live in the Shire

This is a wonderful article about J.R.R. Tolkien that reveals some things you might not know. For example, I didn't know that the Shire was "more or less a Warwickshire village of about the period of [Queen Victoria's] Diamond Jubilee" and later swallowed up by...

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Ian Thomas Shaw Writes Fiction of the Middle East

Ian Thomas Shaw is launching his latest political novel next week beginning in Vancouver on April 6. I'm looking forward to meeting Ian this weekend at Creative Ink. Shaw is the Editor of the Ottawa Review of Books. Here's a brief interview about his latest book:...

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My Thoughts at Thirteen

Going through old papers and memorabilia, I ran across two pencil-scrawled smudged pieces of lined paper—my grade eight speech. I've typed it here as I wrote it. It's interesting for me to look back and hear my thoughts at thirteen. I was innocent then. Going to...

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Writing a New Book from an Old Experience

The last few months I've been drafting a brand new book. It's a paranormal murder mystery set on the British Columbia coast. In 2013-2014, I worked as a Relief Lighthouse Keeper for a year with the Canadian Coast Guard. I kept a journal and blogged my adventures here....

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Presenting with Prezi

I had a wonderful time presenting a workshop at my local library last night. Libraries are just such positive, enriching places. They're safe, they're secure, they're free! They offer knowledge, entertainment, companionship, a perfect environment for sparking...

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