Hey there! Thanks for dropping by.
I write modern speculative fiction that's heavy on adventure. I love action scenes. I read widely and collect books, including science fiction, fantasy, literature, Canadian literature and some random stuff (e.g., Into Thin Air on the non-fiction side of my book shelf or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on the crime/mystery/thriller side, neither of which are my usual bag).
Influences? Tolkien (who isn't influenced by him?), Guy Gavriel Kay, Nalo Hopkinson, Ursula Le Guin, Octavia Butler, Connie Willis, Thomas King, Janette Turner Hospital, Christopher Marlowe, Rebecca Roanhorse, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Eden Robinson, Anne McCaffrey, Douglas Coupland, Lorna Crozier and William Gibson. Ping me if you want suggestions for which of their works to start with.
Back in 2014-15, I wrote a novel in under 15 months on Wattpad using my phone, primarily while commuting, but I didn't publish as I went. That book has since grown from one book to a trilogy. I'm currently editing Book 1 in partnership with my real-world beta readers. I'm aiming to publish in March 2020.
If you also write, I recommend Brene Brown's Daring Greatly. Her book combined with my experiences in crowdfunding drastically changed my approach to writing. I'm also partial to Liz Gilbert's books on creativity and writing life.
- JoinedNovember 8, 2012