Welcome readers. Middle grade adventure books and firefighter books (fiction) are my forte. If you enjoy fast moving, adventure/suspense books for juvenile/middle grade readers and adults you’ve come to the right place. There’s plenty of firefighter non-fiction written by Canadian firefighters, but only one other fiction novel as far as I know. You’ll discover having a firefighter as the main character a refreshing change from lawyer and cop stories set in the U.S. I am the only fiction writer with a Canadian firefighter as a protagonist. The real deal.
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If you think these covers are pretty hot, wait till you read what’s inside: explosions, hot romance, arson, murder, Russian Mafiya, fire investigation, corruption, and obsession. No car chases because you had enough of them as well as cop stories, right? Mainly, they are about the human condition. I like taking a stalwart, courageous firefighter, and throwing him in situations he’s never dealt with. As Monty Python says, “And now for something completely different.” These are the only Canadian firefighter books and written by myself, a former firefighter and fire rescue captain with the City Of Edmonton. I have another firefighter story almost ready for prime time Final Response. Check it out on the ‘firefighter books’ tab on this page. This story is currently on the Bookkus publishing site garnering 4-5 star reviews.
Juvenile/middle grade fiction
“A wonderful sense of place, an interesting glimpse into adolescence in the seventies, a good story of a boy coping with the challenges of being a boy. This is a real page turner. …laced with descriptive touches that are not only apt and vivid but a pleasure to read. Very very good!” - Anon. judge, Writing For Alberta Youth Competition
The plot, characters, and interactions between the children and adults are all things editors look for.” - Heacock Literary Agency
In my juvenile / middle grade books are adventurous boys who don’t appear tough or particularly brave or heroic. They don’t have magic wands or special powers, or wise, talking creatures to help them suceed or escape. They live on Earth, this earth, not a parallel one or futuristic planet. It’s all about reality. When called upon to show courage my boys are lions. It’s their brains and true grit that pull them through bad and dangerous situations. Bullies, scheming, and fights are facts of life; the reality in my stories. Integrity, friendship, bravery and courage are the true grit of my main characters. These stories have been tested for your assurity by 110 Grade 5 students in Edmonton and Toronto schools. VooDoo Bully will be at Bookus Publishing soon getting rated by readers. You can read the first chapter on the Juv/MG tab. My highly critical writers group loved it. I really enjoy writing in this middle grade genre.
All my books are available @ Smashwords and Amazon Kindle as well as Diesel eBooks, Apple iBooks, Nook (Barnes & Noble), Sony, Google eBooks, and Kobo (Chapters Indigo). You can also read samples and reviews there.
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Check out my short stories under the Quick Reads tab. True Grit is a favorite short story of mine about my first job, delivering papers during a snowstorm. It damn near killed me. So far over 350 downloads. My cool book covers are photos taken by me and tweaked by my son Joel, an industrial designer in Toronto. If you’ve got an invention or a product that requires improvement, he’s your man.
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