Initially somewhat sporadic editing and design work, often producing hand-bound chapbooks for local authors, but eventually taking on more and more editing work in between other (almost always) writing-related jobs.
Directed the day-to-day operations of a provincial writers' federation of 300+ members. Organized events, the annual literary competition, wrote grant proposals, handled all communications with members, maintained the website, the member database, and also continued to produce the organization's newsletter. All writers all the time. Fun but hectic.
Clerk in a truly awesome 80,000-title used bookstore.
Editor of NB Ink, the newsletter of the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick (with a minor hiatus from 2004-05). My first foray into Adobe InDesign, originally PageMaker.
Dylan is forced to make an awful decision. Either the young Aboriginal man must participate in an armed robbery to pay off his drug-addicted sister’s debts, or the two will have to run for their lives. But the armored-car heist goes bad, leaving his sister dead and he in a wheelchair. He soon falls into a depression, wishing to join his sister in the great beyond. Until he receives a gift like... read more
How does a highly successful business man who doesnt like anything about the American political system become president of the United States against his better judgement? In this alternate future history, Henderson Francis West, the forty-fifth president of the United States, looks back upon this significant time in his life.For the first time, now after thirty years since taking the oath of o... read more
Filled with engaging characters, with their unique and lively Cape Breton voices, Lucy Cloud follows the fortunes and heartaches of a family with secrets and the intense longing to live fully.In 1960s Inverness, Cape Breton, the coal mines have closed and family farms stand abandoned as men and families must find other ways to survive. Curly MacLeod, the last of the old-time horse traders, mus... read more
Anthology featuring fiction, poetry, and non fiction, as well as artwork and photography from east coast writers' collective The Breach House Gang.
On the alien planet Meniscus, Humans are slaves. Every twilight, Odymn runs through the forests, practicing the art of parkour. Her runs give her strength, flexibility and endurance, and a way to survive a life of servitude under the oppressive Dock-winders. When the silent Slain rescues her from a brutal encounter with a gang of Gel-heads, Odymn believes she has reached the end of her search ... read more
On a planet where Humans are slaves, Odymn is free. Her companion, the Slain, was once a trader in sentient beings. Now, for love of Odymn, he has agreed to change his ways and to return his former captives to their homes. Together, he and Odymn travel the urban alleyways and wilderness woodlands of the Southern District of Prell-nan, risking everything. They must battle wild life, outsmart po... read more
A skeleton emerged as we dug for the septic tank. Who was this person? Why had he been wearing an expensive linen shirt, but no shoes? And what about the coin found with the body? By what bizarre circumstance did a copper British half penny – minted in Virginia in 1773, but never issued – find its way to this shallow grave in northern Canada? Follow the odyssey of the Westerby family and slave... read more
You can’t escape the past when the past is your shadow…While camping with his wife in 2002, Ben Walsh follows the cries of a woman in distress and stumbles onto a brutal crime-in-progress. Beaten, he is given two choices: be framed for murder, or work for the thugs responsible. A year later, during a blizzard, lineman Jack Thibodeau is putting homes back on the grid when he is kidnapped, drugg... read more
A boy from Ottawa goes off in search of pirate ships and treasure, but instead finds adventure and friendship on a Canadian coastguard research vessel. Stowed aboard the CCGS Kellerman, Oli sails from the Atlantic, through the Northwest Passage of the Arctic and around to the Pacific, all the while helping the ship’s crew to complete its scientific mission. Oli’s Ocean Adventures is a story ab... read more
On the planet Meniscus, where Humans are not allowed to have relationships with one-another, a small group of Humans have built a village. After the women of the village are taken by a Dock-winder transport, the Slain and his friends travel to Prell-nan to rescue them. In the following days, they out-maneuver the Dock-winders and fight Gel-heads to free Vicki, Kathryn, Meghan and Madoline. But... read more
Margaret, with her Masters Degree in Chemistry, works at a call centre. Her days are uneventful, answering the questions of pet owners and walking along the river with her dog Winston each evening. Then everything changes. One minute she is explaining to a call centre customer how to convince her labradoodle to swallow its medication. And the next, her hair has grown by a finger length and she... read more
On the alien planet Meniscus, against all odds, a small group of Humans works to forge a new life together. When a Dock-winder drone pays them a visit, Odymn and the Slain trek along the heights of The Fault, to make certain the community is not in danger of invasion. They find a new way to scale The Fault and a perfect location for building a new village. Matters are complicated when Odymn is... read more
Winter on the planet Meniscus is brutal — the plenty of other seasons gives way to scarcity and desperation. Unprepared for the months ahead, Odymn and the Slain find shelter with the generous Argenops, friendly furry creatures. When Odymn has to survive without the help of the Slain, she must depend on her own wits and her skill at parkour to survive the alien landscape of the Themble. But sh... read more
Retired from the military, married to the love of his life, Matthew Bryson owned a successful security company. Life was pretty good until, unable to prevent the brutal murder of his beautiful wife, the dream became a nightmare. His horse Phantom is his only refuge. A product of Child and Family Services, journalist Christina Melville had carved out a life with little guidance. Fiercely indepe... read more
Are you stuck in a rut? Is anxiety or depression sucking the joy out of your days? Fed up with feeling crappy? In Caging the Anxiety Monster, writer, mother, and happiness enthusiast Cathy Donaldson describes how anxiety and depression upended her world, led her to the psych ward, and ultimately forced her to discover ways—and create some of her own—to confine her “anxiety monster” and keep th... read more
Stella Page is still reeling from her recent brush with death when an odd student shows up at her Middle School. Stella becomes entangled with him testing her resolve and stamina like never before.
What does it mean to be a fundamentalist? What are its common characteristics and defining features? Can we escape the prison of ideological commitment, the straightjacket of conformity and groupthink?Answers are needed to avoid the endgame of fundamentalism – totalitarian control. Adrian C Smith entered adulthood as a minister in a fundamentalist Christian sect, a loyal follower of a man he n... read more
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