Canadian science fiction and fantasy editor and academic. I have worked with fantasy authors such as Dave Duncan, Susan MacGregor and Marie Powell, science fiction writers like Leslie Gadallah and Sally McBride, and young adult authors like Mike Plested. For non-fiction, I have worked with educators like Colin Scheyen and journalists like Nate Hendley. As a sociologist I am interested in topics related to work, profession, technology and avocational subcultures. As an educator I am interested in topics related to student evaluation, sociology, kid culture and technology. I also do theses in education or the social sciences.
freelance development (content) and copy editor specializing in speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy, Canadian fiction, commercial fiction, etc
Acquisitions, development, and copy editing
Faculty of Education: taught and researched in Student Evaluation and Sociology of Education; supervised student teachers (primarily English and Social Studies majors), and graduate students (including theses supervision); published journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries; presented conference papers, workshops and keynote addresses.
This handbook is for anyone interested in breaking away from the antiquated models of media literacy that are promoted in school curriculums everywhere. It attempts to flip the script by explaining that young people may have more to teach us about media literacy than we do them. Young people are hungry to explore, understand, and repurpose media to make it relevant to their lives and their und... read more
For fifteen years, the truce has held. Swordsmen of the Tryst of Casr have kept the peace and extended the rule of law over half the world, but now sorcerers have started killing swordsmen again, and swordsmen traitors are aiding them. Shonsu—who was Wallie Smith before he became a swordsman of the seventh rank and liege lord of the Tryst—must once more gird on the seventh sword of Chioxin, an... read more
Young Ivor dreams of being a swordsman like his nine older brothers, but until he can grow a beard he's limited to being a runner, carrying messages for their lord, Thane Carrak. That's usually boring, but this time Carrak has sent him on a long journey to summon the mysterious Rorie of Ytter. Rorie is reputed to be a wizard—or an outlaw, or maybe a saint—but the truth is far stranger, and Ivo... read more
When the wyrd-woman warned Ivor he was going to meet a monster, he didn’t believe her. He thought he had worse things to worry about. He was wrong about both.
At sixteen, Ivor of Bracken is too young to be a swordsman like his nine older brothers, but he has strong legs and a fine memory, so he can serve his lord as a runner, carrying messages. That sounds safe enough, except that this is Dark Age Scotland. Dangerous outlaws and sinister old gods still roam the glens. Fortunately Ivor is a survivor―but sometimes only just! Dave Duncan is the award-w... read more
Marrula Tamara, once Empress of Worlds, has been exiled for treachery to a planet called Strand. She has one great treasure: the engineered horse Raj’azul. In his blood lies the secret of her immortality…and the seed of her downfall.As her fellow exiles form a primitive society, centuries pass while Marrula schemes revenge. She needs three things: Raj’azul’s blood, the time-twisting mind of he... read more
Careful what you wish for. It just might come true. Ava Marshall, driven by a desire to learn more about her mother's past, moved across the country to attend St. Augustus. But her mom's secrets will have to wait, because she finds herself instantly hated for her family's connection to her new school and is forced to fight alone against a classmate who is setting Ava up to be expelled. Fleeing... read more
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Experienced editor within various genres, including Mind Body Spirit, travel, cookbooks, and fiction (YA, women's fiction & thrillers).
Former Agent, Writers House, now Expat; two Newbery & NBA authors. I take a holistic, highly customized approach with a plan