Maverick T Valkyrie

Biography

About the Author
Maverick T Valkyrie established himself as a Folk Artist on Prince Edward Island over twenty years ago. His work is enjoyed across the Maritimes, and even as far away as Japan. In 1998 he was commissioned to create a piece for former Prime Minister Jean Chretien. Called, “Between Both Worlds”, the small statue featured a child holding a planet in each hand, and was symbolic of the issue of child poverty in Canada, a subject that is close to Mr.Valkyries heart. The artist is especially known for his distinctive chainsaw carvings, exotic-wood plaques, and paintings.  
As a musician, Maverick recorded a 45 vinyl single at the age of 21, and also released a full-length C.D. featuring eight original songs. His most recent recording was The George’s Grill Project, a tribute to a thirty-year veteran of the corner store trade, Charlottetown’s George Rashed.  As lead singer for “Silver Fire”, he entertained audiences across the Island, making time each month to support charitable organizations such as the I.W.K., and the Charlottetown Food Bank. Maverick also made families with sick and terminally ill children a priority through benefit performances and fund-raisers.
After writing “The Begerkz – Shipwrecked On Planet Earth” for his imaginative children, Valkyrie decided to bring the characters to life as puppets. Kaluka, Laleafa, Motley and Koo Koo will soon star in their own movie short, which will be produced with the help of funding from Tech P.E.I. Maverick has been writing for over 25yrs, since age 18.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
My Desk is in the corner of my living room. I have a huge bay window that is in front of me, overlooking one of the busiest intersections in Old Charlottetown. I have my Gold colored lamp beside me, on a tall blue bar stool, and it is surrounded by my coffee cup, Large Red Bull, and a small statue of Frank Sinatra, that sings the song "Under My Skin" if you press a little Red Button on it. I always listen to the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Yaz, Stevie Ray Vaughn, La Roux, Meatloaf, Paul Simon, Dire Straits...Lots of Tunes to keep me Pumped for writing.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on a tiny Island, on the East Coast of Canada, called Prince Edward Island. It is a paradise for me. My family would take us kids to a shore (all red sand and clay) where we all would dig for clams, quahogs, bar clams etc. We would PICK Oysters and Mussels that were there in huge amounts also. We always had huge bonfires to cook the seafood on, and while the parents did whatever parents do, we children, would swim in the Ocean, or walk around the shore, looking for Indian arrow heads and Red Pottery clay, to make ashtrays or statues out of. We would also try to catch fish with our hands, hermit crabs, and lots of other little sea creatures like sand dollars and starfish.
I remember these times as being extremely fun and stimulating for my imagination. One of my biggest questions as a child was. "What is out there?" What I meant was, if you kept swimming in the water, would you run into land at some point? The answer was Yes and No, it all depends on how many hundreds of miles you wished to swim. I loved climbing tall sand dunes and searching for treasure on the beach. All of this weekly beach time, simulated my imagination to no end.
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Books

MindFull of Sister
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,390. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
MindFull of sister is a Zany and fast paced Dark Comedy/Mystery for Adults. You get to follow the main character, Zavier T Lowman, around as he goes from rags to riches. From the streets to a castle. Also, while he tries to avenge his sisters death, he comes in contact with hilarious characters you will want to forget, but might never.
The "Begerkz" Shipwrecked On Planet Earth.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,540. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Begerkz shipwrecked on planet earth. A magical story set in beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada. To escape his difficult home life, twelve yr old Jimmy Ross immerses himself in a world of Comic Book Superheros, retreating to the woods to find solitude when he can. There he discovers a hidden world, inhabited by Begerkz, a tiny alien race who crash landed on Earth.

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