I’m a freelance writer and performer in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. I’m the author of around 50 books of one sort or another.
To begin with, there are my science fiction and fantasy novels. My first four books were young adult titles; my most recent are the adult science fiction novels Lost in Translation, Marseguro, and Terra Insegura, all from DAW Books. Coming soon: Song of the Sword, the first book in the five-book YA fantasy series Shards of Excalibur, from Lobster Press, and my first adult fantasy novel for DAW, Magebane, written under the pseudonym Lee Arthur Chane.
I also write non-fiction. My most recent non-fiction book is Historic Walks of Regina and Moose Jaw, published by Red Deer Press, and recently awarded a Municipal Heritage Award by the City of Regina in the education category. Other recent titles include A Safe and Prosperous Future: 100 years of engineering and geoscience achievements in Saskatchewan, published by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) ; Janis Joplin: Take Another Little Piece of My Heart, Jimi Hendrix: Kiss the Sky, Orson Scott Card: Architect of Alternate Worlds, and J.R. R. Tolkien: Master of Imaginary Worlds for Enslow Publishers; and Genetics Demystified for McGraw-Hill.
I have several more books in the works for Enslow, including biographies of Johnny Cash and Andy Warhol plus (coming up next) Disease-Hunting Scientist: Careers Hunting Deadly Diseases and The Bounty Mutiny: From the Court Case to the Movie. Also in the works is a history of land surveying in Saskatchewan.
My agent is Ethan Ellenberg.
I’ve been writing a weekly newspaper science column for almost twenty years; it currently appears in Central Alberta Life, published by the Red Deer Advocate. I also write entertainment previews and reviews for the Regina LeaderPost.
Besides being a writer, I’m a professional actor and singer who has performed in dozens of plays, musicals and operas in and around Saskatchewan, hosted local television programs, and emceed numerous public events.
I’m married to Margaret Anne Hodges, a telecommunications engineer. We have one daughter, Alice.