I’m Randal J. Belaire, but my friends call me Randy. I am from Pembroke, Ontario, Canada.
I have always been a fan of television shows like Kung Fu, Star Trek, and Quantum Leap and movie franchises like Indiana Jones and Star Wars among other great sci-fi/fantasy stories. I have always been a huge fan of super-hero comics and movies. In my teens, I used to play RPGs with friends. In 1992, we used to play a popular super-hero role-playing game, but this time I wanted to create my own character. Trying to give a sense of uniqueness to the game, I came up with the design and a quick history. And voila, (that’s my French kicking in) the Shadow Chaser came to life. From that first night, I started to develop the character, and he has evolved ever since.
In 1991, I wrote my first story. At first, it started out as a home movie for my school drama class, but it ended up becoming an unpublished novel. The Knife of Jack Ripper experienced many re-writes before I finally completed it and stored it on the shelf. In 1994, I started writing small stories about the Shadow Chaser. A year later, I wrote The Reckoning: Chronicles of the Shadow Chaser. But the story became a whopping 200,000-word novel. I knew, for a first-time author, a story this huge would be frowned upon by most publishers. After taking a second look at the book, I turned it into a two-book series. The first book, The Resurgence: Chronicles of the Shadow Chaser will be out soon. The Second book, The Reckoning: Chronicles of the Shadow Chaser will follow.
When I am not working on Shadow Chaser, I am writing poetry. One poem, “Tragedy in September” became the campaign slogan for Humber College’s World Trade Center Memorial Committee. The former Governor General of Canada, Adrienne Clarkson, received a copy of the poem and generously mailed me a thank you note.
I have had a passion for writing since I was 10 years old. I pursued that interest to North Bay where I studied journalism at Canadore College. I received the North Bay Nugget Journalism Award. I am a currently a freelance writer and photographer. My articles have appeared in newspapers all across Ontario and on the Internet. My most renowned piece was a five-part series on child pornography called, “They Hide in Suits.” The feature appeared in Osprey newspapers across Ontario.
Writing is my life, and I love telling a story. I thank you all for taking the time to share my stories with me. There is nothing like a good read to transport you to another world. Take care and happy reading.
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The Resurgence: Chronicles of the Shadow Chaser
by Randy Belaire
For a decade, Dr. Arthur Brown had been protecting the city of Toronto as the Shadow Chaser. But, a series of events on one unfortunate night changed his life forever. He was able to heal and move on, but the Shadow Chaser was no more. Now 20 years later, that same evil has returned to prey on the innocent. Brown, with the help of his friend, Alexander Taylor, prepares for war. Brown chooses Kevin
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