Currently, I’m into editing The Blob…In My Shoes(juvenile) as is my writer’s group. They’re on Chapter 4. Originally this story was entitled Eldon’s Shoes and it went through at least 10 ten drafts. Lobster Press said it would be better if I changed the perspective to 1st person. This is not as easy as it sounds. They still didn’t like it, but I thought it read better. Can’t please all the people all the time, so please yourself, right? I went through it another 5 times and submitted it to Amazon Breakthrough Novel competition. It made the semi-finals. So it’ll be the next juvenile out. I also finished chapter 4 of VooDoo Boy another juvenile which I’m really liking. Final Response a firefighter novel is waiting for cover art and I’m hoping for a July release. I’m throwing around writing a classic children’s story, updating it, like Return To Oz This will be a closely guarded secret as fairy tales are being made at a very quick pace. Hopefully, my idea won’t be scooped.
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I was born in Welland, Ontario, a blue-collar town in the Niagara Peninsula. Backpacked the world and lived in Australia. I’ve worked as a paperboy, grocery clerk, sales rep, iron worker, framer, painter, mink ranch hand, assembly line rubber factory, concrete laborer, cherry picker, framer, freelance astronaut (no offers), boilermaker apprentice, electrician, various sales jobs, delivery driver, father, coach, and career firefighter and officer for 32 years. I’ve also played drums in the Black Gold Big Band for 8 years.
I retired as fire captain with Edmonton Fire Rescue, a large Canadian metro fire service. I live in Beaumont, Alberta with Gloria, whom I met on a freighter/passenger ship from Jakarta to Singapore. My writing has garnered several awards in a few genres. I’ve climbed the Great Wall of China, tossed eggs at an Aussie PM, honeymooned with Gloria during the Grenada Revolution and saw Maurice Bishop, snorkeled with a marlin, botched smuggling a Playboy into Communist Russia, and was in Havana when Fidel shocked Cubans and stepped down. My wife made a pot of tea for the Queen of England in N.Z.
I travel widely, do a bit of fishing and boating, drink demon rum, manage a writers group, do occasional renos, and sit on my butt outside in the good weather reading a decent book. My writing work consists of travel articles, YA, juvenile, how-tos, and has garnered several awards. Check out my website for some excellent short stories
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