Adam

Door to Portal: A Salesman’s Story

Based loosely on my father’s stories of his brief experience as a young door-to-door vacuum salesman, and the hopelessness he encountered in his potential customers. But where my father could do little to help with a vacuum, I wanted to place my salesman in a position where he could truly make a difference. Door to […]

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An inflatable unicorn on the water

Riding a Giant Inflatable Unicorn

Recently, in a silent auction, we won a giant, inflatable, boat-pulled unicorn (plus associated tow rope and life jackets). My five-year-old son was delighted. We brought it out to the toy and inflated it on the porch, and our son (and two-year-old daughter) climbed on right away. We played with it, rocking it back and

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Wash

Wash is a poem about the erasure and rewriting of history. It was accepted for publication in the March 2022 Poetry Corner of the Glebe Report.

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Fall Writing Frenzy 2021

Here’s my entry for the Fall Writing Frenzy, a fun contest of Halloween-inspired picture prompts for children’s writers. The first story is my official entry. The second story (which should be ignored by contest judges) is the runner-up that I ultimately didn’t select for official entry. Little Necromancer I love ripping pumpkins apart. Daddy says

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On Writing

On Writing expresses the author’s journey, both in terms of the toil of the writing process and the decision to become an author. Winning an honourable mention in the poetry category of the 2021 National Capital Writing Contest, On Writing is published alongside the other contest finalists in the Building Community anthology, which celebrates the 100th

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Will Destroy for Food

Will Destroy for Food is a metaphor for our treatment of ‘other’, from the eyes of an unusual protagonist. Placing third in the short story category of the 2021 National Capital Writing Contest, Will Destroy for Food is published alongside the other contest finalists in the Building Community anthology, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of

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LEGO and Writing

Ribbon Road, my current novel, is now in the hands of professional editors, on its way towards being pitched to agents. I find myself considering what my next project will be, and, as I am still new to authoring novels, how I will write it. A few days ago, my three-year-old son asked me to

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