Writing has always been in my blood. In grade one I was one of the youngest kids to be taught to use the computer. Teachers and therapists thought that because of my disability and speech impediment, a computer would be a great asset to me. Four years later, my teacher really liked my stories for creative writing class. I was inspired when she put an intriguing title on the blackboard and said "write the story." Creative writing came to me naturally. One week after reading my story, she predicted that I would be a published author one day.
I've been writing stories since meeting that teacher in grade four. My attention turned to novels during the summers when I returned home from Carleton University in Ottawa. I really liked touring the College Street neighbourhood when working for Abilities Magazine.I was attracted to the distinctness of the streets in this neighbourhood. So, one morning on the bus to work I opened my laptop and began what turned into Regaling on College Street. Coincidentally enough, my Master's in English at Carleton become the inspiration for my second unpublished novel /short story collection, Reading our Contemporaries. This work is similar to Regalingin that it is a multiple-narrative, but different in that the ten narrators are searching to validate their friendships, rather than celebrating the memories.
For the last ten years I’ve been working on a novel about a guy trying to find balance in his life. It started as a novel called College & Clinton vs. Sparks & Elgin. Editors made me see that my original vision was too broad. I’ve changed it to a novel called The Businessmen and the Romantics. An editor really liked my first draft last year and I’ve sent it out to publishers.