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Writing Resume

Education

  • A. in Journalism, Magna Cum Laude, Harding University, Searcy, AR

Professional Experience

Reporter/News Editor,Weyburn (Saskatchewan) Review, 1980-1984

  • Writing and photography, general news, features, weekly humor column
  • As news editor, oversaw staff of three reporters, copy-edited all news copy

Communications officer, Saskatchewan Science Centre, Regina, 1988-1993

  • Researched and wrote copy for hands-on science exhibits
  • Wrote advertising copy, news releases, video & radio scripts, etc.
  • Wrote, edited and designed bi-monthly newsletter, Kaleidoscope

Freelance writer/editor, 1993-present

Selected experience:

  • Weekly science column in the Regina Sun, Regina Leader Post and other newspapersfor 19 years
  • Regular science spot on CBC Radio One Saskatchewan’s Afternoon Editionwith Colin Grewar for 17 years
  • Bi-weekly column on the World Wide Web, CBC Radio One Saskatchewan’s Afternoon Edition
  • Regular science guest for years on CBC TV’s national program What on Earth
  • Scriptwriting (Western Outlander, a 13-part wildlife TV series; a variety of other programs), radio and TV ads; Cyberbia segment of CBC-TV series Utopia Cafe
  • Research and writing for new exhibits at the Saskatchewan Science Centre
  • Research and writing for First World War exhibits at Saskatchewan Legislative Building
  • Research and writing for exhibits at various historical sites around Saskatchewan
  • Narration for Regina Symphony Orchestra concerts
  • Six months (contract), head of advertising creative writing, Regina Leader Post
  • Four months (contract), public affairs officer, City of Regina
  • Host (ten years) of Access Communications live phone-in show talk
  • Host for a couple of years of CJTR arts program
  • Writer, Annual Report of the Chief Electoral Officer, 2013
  • Instructor, Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience (Regina), 2005-2007
  • Instructor, Writing Speculative Fiction, University of Regina Business Education Centre, 2010
  • Editor, Fine Lifestyles Reginaand Fine Lifestyles Saskatoon, several issues
  • Evaluator, Saskatchewan Writers Guild manuscript evaluation service, numerous manuscripts
  • Writer in Residence, Regina Public Library, 2011-2012
  • Writer in Residence, Saskatoon Public Library, 2019-2020
  • Editor, Windscript, three issues
  • Guest Editor, Grain Magazine, two issues; Associate Fiction Editor, two issues
  • Fiction Editor, Spring Magazine, January 2015
  • Freelance editor, assorted book manuscripts, FriesenPress
  • Mentor, Saskatchewan Writers Guild mentorship program, multiple times
  • Numerous short stories published in science fiction magazines

Adult novels:

  • Lost in Translation (hardcover from Gale Group/Five Star Speculative Fiction, mass-market paperbackfrom DAW Books)
  • Marseguro (DAW Books)
  • Terra Insegura (DAW Books)
  • Magebane (DAW Books), written as Lee Arthur Chane
  • Right to Know (Bundoran Press/Shadowpaw Press)
  • Masks (DAW Books), written as E.C. Blake
  • Shadows (DAW Books), written as E.C. Blake
  • Faces (DAW Books), written as E.C. Blake
  • Falcon’s Egg (Bundoran Press/Shadowpaw Press)
  • The Cityborn (DAW Books)
  • Worldshaper (DAW Books)
  • Master of the World (DAW Books)
  • The Moonlit World (DAW Books)
  • The Tangled Stars (DAW Books, Fall 2022)

Young adult novels:

  • Soulworm (Royal Fireworks Press)
  • The Dark Unicorn (Royal Fireworks Press)
  • Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star (Roussan Publishers/Shadowpaw Press)
  • Spirit Singer (Awe-Struck E-Books/Tyche Books/Shadowpaw Press)
  • Song of the Sword (Coteau Books/Shadowpaw Press)
  • Twist of the Blade(Coteau Books/Shadowpaw Press)
  • Lake in the Clouds(Coteau Books/Shadowpaw Press)
  • Cave Beneath the Sea(Coteau Books/Shadowpaw Press)
  • Door into Faerie(Coteau Books/Shadowpaw Press)
  • Blue Fire (Shadowpaw Press, written as E.C. Blake originally published as Flames of Nevyana, written as Edward Willett, by Rebelight Books)

Short Story Collection

  • Paths to the Stars (Shadowpaw Press)

Poetry

  • I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust, illustrated by Wendi Nordell (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)

Children’s picture books: 

  • The Adventures of Michael and Mia: Stewards of the Land(Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan, illustrated by Val Lawton); 35,000 copies distributed to children Canada-wide for Canadian Agricultural Literacy Week 2015

Adult non-fiction books:

  • Genetics Demystified (McGraw-Hill)
  • A Safe and Prosperous Future:100 Years of Engineering and Geoscience Achievements in Saskatchewan (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan)
  • Historic Walks of Regina and Moose Jaw (Red Deer Press)
  • Land Surveying in Saskatchewan: Laying the Groundwork for Property Rights and Development (Saskatchewan Land Surveyors Association)
  • Fertile Ground, 50th anniversary book of the Saskatchewan Mining Association
  • We Don’t Do It for the Brass, 50th anniversary history of Saskatchewan Mining Association’s mine safety competition
  • How We Saw It: Interpreting Earth from Air and Space, history of J.D. Mollard and Associates
  • Government House, Regina, Saskatchewan: An Illustrated History (Government House Historical Society)
  • Numerous computer books

Children’s/Young Adult science books:

  • What is the Milky Way? (Rosen Publishing)
  • Disease-Hunting Scientist (Enslow Publishers)
  • Neon (Rosen Publishing)
  • Magnesium (Rosen Publishing)
  • The Basics of Quantum Physics: Understanding The Photovoltaic Effect and Line Spectra(Rosen Publishing)
  • Meningitis (Enslow Publishers)
  • Arthritis (Enslow Publishers)
  • Hemophilia (Enslow Publishers)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease (Enslow Publishers)
  • Ebola Virus (Enslow Publishers)
  • Careers in Outer Space: New Business Opportunities (Rosen Publishing)
  • Comets, Stardust & Supernovas: The Science of Space (Raintree/Steck Vaughan)

Children’s/Young Adult biographies:

  • R. R. Tolkien: Master of Imaginary Worlds (Enslow Publishers)
  • Ayatollah Khomeini (Rosen Publishing)
  • Orson Scott Card: Architect of Alternate Worlds (Enslow Publishers)
  • Jimi Hendrix: Kiss the Sky (Enslow Publishers)
  • Janis Joplin: Take Another Little Piece of My Hear t(Enslow Publishers)
  • Andy Warhol (Enslow Publishers)
  • Johnny Cash (Enslow Publishers)
  • Kiera Cass (Rosen Publishing)

Children’s miscellaneous nonfiction:

  • The Library of Emergency Preparedness: Fires and Wildfires (Rosen Publishing)
  • Skateboarding (Rosen Publishing)
  • Rock Climbing (Rosen Publishing)
  • The Iran-Iraq War (Rosen Publishing)
  • Career Building Using Digital Design Tools (Rosen Publishing)
  • Becoming a Mason (Rosen Publishing)
  • Hurricane Irma (Essential Library)

Awards

  • 2009 Aurora Award for best Canadian science fiction or fantasy novel for Marseguro
  • Regina Book Award for best book by a Regina writer at the 2002 Saskatchewan Book Awards for Spirit Singer
  • Ebola Virus named one of 2004′s Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 by The National Science Teachers Association & The Children’s Book Council
  • Regina Municipal Heritage Award for Historic Walks of Regina and Moose Jaw
  • Masks shortlisted for the Regina Book Award and Young Adult Literature Award, 2015 Saskatchewan Book Awards
  • Terra Insegura shortlisted for 2010 Aurora Award
  • Twist of the Blade shortlisted for 2015 Aurora Award
  • Door into Faerie shortlisted for 2017 Aurora Award
  • Soulworm shortlisted for the 1997 Brenda MacDonald Riches First Book Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards
  • The Dark Unicorn shortlisted for 1999 Saskatchewan Book Award for children’s literature
  • Magebane shortlisted for the 2012 Regina Book Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards
  • Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star nominated for 2001 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award & named to Canadian Children’s Book Centres’ Our Choice list
  • Short story “Je Me Souviens” (Artemis, Summer 2002) received an honorable mention in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois
  • J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of Imaginary Worlds shortlisted for 2004 Saskatchewan Book Award for children’s literatureand named to the VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) 10th annual nonfiction Honor List.
  • The Cityborn shortlisted for City of Regina Award, 2018 Saskatchewan Book Awards
  • Paths to the Stars shortlisted for the City of Regina Award and Fiction Award, 2019 Saskatchewan Book Awards
  • Master of the World shortlisted for the Fiction Award, 2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards
  • The Moonlit World shortlisted for the City of Regina Award, 2021 Saskatchewan Book Awards

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