Published in June 2015, and set in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, it is the tale of 17 year old Valerie who is rescued from drowning by a merman who that is trapped in the Canada Games Pool. Buy the book here. Plus you can also read all about the Mer world Valerie is introduced to on The Mer Archives Website.
I have also ghost written other novel projects.
My Published Works
I have both a poem and a short story, Mommy’s Got a Gun, published in the anthology Away From Home. It can be purchased through the Kamloops Interior Authors Group here: Collected Works
I have a story in the Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas in Canada edition titled “A Christmas Box Bigger Than Me“. It can be bought at most book stores or on Amazon here.
Two of my letters to the editor were published in the Kamloops Daily News as well.
In 2015, I wrote a poem honouring Canadian Soldiers from the past, our present and our future. Being the video enthusiast that I am, I put the poem to music and added images. You can view it on youtube
My Writing Style
Eventually I am hoping that everyone who reads and visits this site will be able to read my published works and develop their own opinion about my style of writing. There are a number of influential authors that I hope to reflect in my work (specifically for novels) while still making my own way. I loved the intricacy and depth of J.K. Rowling’s plots in the Harry Potter series. I also loved the classic romance in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series and how her books were character and relationship driven. Christopher Paolini’s Eragon books are amazingly detailed and have some wonderful examples of imagery. For my own writing I’d love to mix the intricate plot detail of J.K. Rowling with the classic romance and love of Stephenie Meyer, add some wonderful images like Paolini did and throw in just a hint of Jane Austen like wit.
Back Burner Projects
I find that my brain jumps ahead with new ideas before I’ve even had a chance to flesh out the ideas running through the forefront of my brain. Thus I shift my other ideas back. Right now I have 15+ projects on the back burner. Many of these are possible series. So yeah, I’m always going to be writing.
~Small sampling of the back burner~
Time travel book.
Sci-fi involving alien abduction.
Historical novel written with possible collaboration.
Clean fantasy romance (with suspense) based in a country much like India.