91 kids gr. 5. I handed out bookmarks with my juvie story cover pix and asked which one looked most interesting. RANSOM cover drew most interest. I was amazed @ how many students had eReaders in the form of iPads. Even though my juvies don’t have magic, or talking creatures, etc. the kids responded well and found them exciting all the same. They like reality. The teachers gave me a Tim Hortons card!
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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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