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BIO

It all began with “The Anatomy Lesson”…

When I was far too young to be reading such things, I picked up a small, dirty, plastic-wrapped comic digest from my local library. The first and featured story was a piece by Alan Moore which started with the line: “It’s raining in Washington tonight.”

It tells the story of a mad doctor who is awaiting the resurrection of a character whose name I won’t reveal here.

Suffice it to say, I was both horrified and intrigued. My young mind had never encountered such a dark and twisted tale, whose ending at the time shocked me. I remember being transfixed by the power of Alan Moore’s imagery and the depth of his narrative. That story still haunts me to this day.

I first picked up the pencil at age 6 to start creating a few stories of my own. Haven’t stopped since. My first trilogy was completed by age 16. Despite the urging of my Writer’s Craft professor, I never published it. At that time, I found the entire publication industry far more frightening than anything I had ever read.

I graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Degree in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in English which included extensive coursework on Short Story Writing, Novel Writing, Cinema Studies and Poetry.

It was my pleasure to attend the Ontario Writer’s Conference in May 2013.

When I was far too young to be reading such things, I picked up a small, dirty, plastic-wrapped comic digest from my local library. The first and featured story was a piece by Alan Moore which started with the line: “It’s raining in Washington tonight.”

It tells the story of a mad doctor who is awaiting the resurrection of a character whose name I won’t reveal here.

Suffice it to say, I was both horrified and intrigued. My young mind had never encountered such a dark and twisted tale, whose ending at the time shocked me. I remember being transfixed by the power of Alan Moore’s imagery and the depth of his narrative. That story still haunts me to this day.

I first picked up the pencil at age 6 to start creating a few stories of my own. Haven’t stopped since. My first trilogy was completed by age 16. Despite the urging of my Writer’s Craft professor, I never published it. At that time, I found the entire publication industry far more frightening than anything I had ever read.

After a fateful meeting with director Guillermo Del Toro (director of Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim & Crimson Peak), I took the leap and published my first story “Cinders” at age 29.

Since then, I’ve gone on to become a Moderator & Contributor for the Support Indie Authors group and website, and continue to support the discovery of new and interesting independent fiction.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Winner of Ontario Writer's Conference Story Starters Contest

Announced as Winner of Ontario’s Writer’s Conference Story Starters Conference, January 2015

Ranked #1 on Amazon

Both “Cinders” & “Hontas” have ranked #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases List

Wattpad Star

“Anastasia” accumulates 37K reads as a Featured Story on Wattpad, an international story-sharing website

5 Star Readers' Favorite Reviews

“Hontas” & “GR3T3L-1” have received 5 star reviews from Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews

Featured in Sunday Sun Newspaper

Featured success story in January 2014 issue of Sunday Sun newspaper

Novels

Completed first trilogy of novels by age 16.

Blank pages are like monsters that haunt my dreams

Until I feed them words

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