Troy Harkin

Biography

Currently writing the novel, Lost God
Red Rover, novel
The Good Man, novel
Aurora Writer's Group member
Soundtrack, original teleplay pilot
Runner-up in Ad Astra's 2007 Sci-Fi Idol contest
Soundtrack, non-fiction
Published numerous essays, poems and stories in the literary journals ACTA Victoriana,
The Apostle’s Bar, SinOverTan, Hart House Review, U.C. Review,
Draft and ChiZine.com. 1990 - 2013
Wrote six Feature-Length screenplays including, two fact-based docudramas. 1998 - 2004
Editorial Board member, ACTA Victoriana (1992 - 1993)
Wrote and directed Non Sequitur, play
Funeral Pants, novel

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I must say that I feel like I'm always writing. When I'm not actively at the Mac pounding out my 2,000 words a day, I'm jotting down story ideas, bits of dialogue, anything that might act as a springboard to a new project. When the good weather comes I do like to get out as much as possible. I love off-road biking - it's a great way to let ideas flow, and a great time to allow ideas to be beamed to you from the muse. I'm also a huge baseball fan so getting out and taking in a game is a passion of mine.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first time that I can recall sitting down with the intention of writing was in grade eight. My mother was an office manager and she had an electric Smith-Corona at home so she could finish work on the weekends if need be. This of course was before the advent of laptops and home computers. I remember having an idea for a sports thriller about an assassination attempt at the Grey Cup game (the Super Bowl of Canadian football). I decided I was going to sit down and write a book. It ended up being much closer to a novella, probably about 40 type-written pages, but I did it.

I've always thought that - although this wasn't writing in the truest sense - playing with G.I. Joes as a child was definitely a form a story telling. There was dialogue, conflict and resolution. Sometimes when I'm experiencing a particularly rewarding writing session I can feel the same synapses firing, the same sense of satisfying engagement that I had while playing make believe with Big Jim, G.I. Joe and the gang.
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Where to find Troy Harkin online

Twitter: @TroyHark
Facebook: Facebook profile

Videos

Troy Harkin reading at ChiSeries Toronto
Writer Troy Harkin reading at the CZP ChiSeries Humour Night at the Augusta House in Toronto on April 10, 2013.

Mon-santo, A Canticle by Troy Harkin
Canadian writer Troy Harkin's 2013 poem & video, Mon-santo, A Canticle. Feel free to explore local organic food options at your farmers markets. Ask where you can buy heritage seeds, and non-GMO foods,

Troy Harkin on CIUT's Invoking The Muse
In early 1992 writer Troy Harkin was a guest on Matthew Remski's poetry program, Invoking the Muse. This is an excerpt of the fifteen minute spot that aired on CIUT-FM. Featured are the poems, Home Sheep, Bob's Dog Bob, Past Oral and Bliss. Remski is the author of Dying for Veronica and the Threads of Yoga.

THIS IS A POEM
Video of the poem, THIS IS A POEM, written and directed by Troy Harkin.

Books

Funeral Pants
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,190. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Stephen is experiencing strange dreams. They are telling him that his name is actually Funeral Pants and that he will soon have to confront the Anti-Christ. Fortunately for Stephen, four others are having recurring dreams about him and come to the aid of this reluctant hero.

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