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I was born in Montreal, Canada in the Summer of 1966. To the sheer frustration of many teachers throughout my life, my grades tended to directly reflect my interest in a given subject. Literature was the worst, with marks varying between A+ and D-, depending on the book being covered at the time.
A fan of Historical Fiction from an early age, I fell in love with Fantasy at the age of 16, when I was given a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. I've since read it a dozen times. I followed that by reading most of the classics of Sci-Fi and Fantasy before venturing into the new breeds of work that were blossoming during the ’90s. After moving to New York in the late 1990s, I started considering some of the stories that had been mulling around in my head might be worthy of being put to paper. It wasn’t until reading a copy of Jim Butcher’s Stormfront that I decided to stop procrastinating and get to it. While living in Boulder, Colorado in 2008, I finished The Emperor's Opal and posted it on Createspace and Amazon. I then moved back to Canada and was unable to collect royalties from it, so I basically just let it sit, unloved.
Over the past few months I have redeveloped the itch to bring my characters back to life, so I started book 2 and decided to put some time, effort and money into promoting book 1. I think it's a good book. Otherwise I wouldn't bother. Those who have read it enjoyed it and have been bugging me about book 2, so I figure it must be decent. Did I mention I stink at blowing my own horn. :)
I live in Ottawa, Canada, with my fiancé. I have four children from a previous relationship, three of which are in college. I spend my weekends rebuilding an old house in the Laurentians region of Quebec, where my family has lived for over 80 years.