My first book was co-authored with my cousin at age eighteen, written on two old typewriters using carbon paper. An English mystery novel, he wrote one chapter, I wrote the next, usually late on a Friday night. It was a sure fire scheme (one of many) to make us a lot of money. Surprisingly enough, the offers didn’t roll in. Go figure. But I guess it was the first feeble start of my writing career.
Put that career on hold for 20 years. With my wife and three boys I was busy with a teaching career, writing and directing school plays, building our log home and restoring a classic mustang. For car enthusiasts – a 69 Mach 1.
I had always been a science fantasy fan, cutting my teeth as a youngster on the likes of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Andre Norton and Albert Otis Kline among others. Although I continued to read the new fantasy authors, (really enjoyed the early Terry Brooks), as the genre evolved, I tired of gnomes, elves, magic and “the evil dread growing in the west – or north”. As an answer to my problem, I wrote what I felt was the perfect science fantasy adventure – for me. And so my writing career had its second start.
Since then I have continued with a variety of projects. I have taken courses at The Humber School for Writers and Sheridan College, and have continued to, as my site tagline suggests, “write novels that this author would like to read”. I hope you enjoy them too.