Friday, 21 October 2011

Upcoming Conference

I'm very excited to have the opportunity to attend a writers' conference in Niagara Falls next weekend.  I'll be missing two of my law classes for it, which, for the child of two teachers, is a pretty big deal!  There's been a lot of prep work for this event—not the least of which is having completed several drafts of Beyond Reason, the book I will get the chance to pitch to New York editors and agents. 

Beyond Reason has been a work in progress for four years.  It began as a short story in Carolyn Smart’s class, “Creative Writing in Prose,” and developed into a collection of five.  They follow the lives of two foster brothers through the last fifteen years of the seventeenth century.  The stories are primarily set in southern England, and I was lucky enough to be able to visit most of the locations during an exchange to the University of Aberdeen two years ago.  For a brief synopsis of Beyond Reason, visit  

The collection has been critiqued in its entirety by the Kingston Writers’ Circle, and in part by the Brooklyn Fiction Writers’ Circle and the University of Aberdeen Creative Writing Society.  I also owe thanks to the folks at Effective Editing, who helped me iron out what I hope will be the last of the grammar problems.  

I’ll keep you posted on the results of this conference.

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