EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Magna Cum Laude, Harding University, Searcy, AR

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Reporter, Weyburn Review, 1980-1984
Writing and photography, general news, features, weekly humor column

News Editor, Weyburn Review, 1984-1988
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
Regular science column on CBC Radio One Saskatchewan’s Afternoon Edition and in the Regina Leader Post for more than 15 years; ran at various times in other newspapers; still runs in the Red Deer Advocate
Regular science guest for several years on CBC TV’s national program What on Earth
Continue to write exhibit copy for the Saskatchewan Science Centre on a freelance basis
Exhibit copy for various historical/natural history sites (Cannington Manor, Fort Carlton, etc.)
Website writing for Agri-Food Canada focusing on biomass mapping and utilization
Scriptwriting for Western Outlander, a 13-part wildlife TV series
Six months (contract position), head of advertising creative writing, Regina Leader Post
Four months (contract position), public affairs officer, City of Regina
Freelance entertainment writer for the Regina Leader Post
Regular guest on CBC Radio’s Afternoon Edition, various topics
Miscellaneous non-fiction for a variety of publications
Editor, Fine Lifestyles Regina,Fine Lifestyles Saskatoon, Fine Homes Regina and Fine Weddings Regina magazines, several issues
Editor, Windscript (Saskatchewan Writers Guild magazine for young writers), two issues

Teaching experience
Writer-in-Residence, Regina Public Library, September 2011-May 2012
Instructor, Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience, 2005, 2006, 2007
Mentor, Saskatchewan Writers Guild Online Youth Mentorship Program, 2007, 2008
Writer-in-residence, Michael A. Riffel High School, 2008
Instructor, Writing Speculative Fiction, Center for Continuing Education, U of R, 2010

BOOKS
Children’s and YA fiction
Soulworm (Royal Fireworks Press)
The Dark Unicorn (Royal Fireworks Press)
Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star (Roussan)
Andy Nebula: Double Trouble (Smashwords)
Spirit Singer (Awe-Struck E-Books/Earthling Press)
The Shards of Excalibur Book 1: Song of the Sword (Lobster Press)
Masks and Shadows (DAW Books, works in progress, under pseudonym E.C. Blake)

Adult fiction
Lost in Translation (DAW Books)
Marseguro (DAW Books)
Terra Insegura (DAW Books)
The Helix War (omnibus of Marseguro and Terra Insegura, DAW Books)
Magebane (DAW Books, under pseudonym Lee Arthur Chane)

Adult non-fiction
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)
The People’s House (revision and expansion of existing history of Government House in Regina, forthcoming 2012)

Children’s and young adult science books
Disease-Hunting Scientists: Careers Hunting Deadly Diseases (Enslow Publishers)
Incredibly Disgusting Drugs: Speed (Rosen Publishing)
Neon (Rosen)
Magnesium (Rosen)
Exercise Addiction (Rosen)
The Basics of Quantum Physics: Understanding he Photovoltaic Effect and Line Spectra (Rosen)
For the series Diseases and People (Enslow): Meningitis, Arthritis, Hemophilia, Alzheimer’s Disease and Ebola Virus
Careers in Outer Space: New Business Opportunities (Rosen)
Comets, Stardust & Supernovas: The Science of Space (Raintree/Steck Vaughan)

Children’s and young adult biographies
Johnny Cash: The Man in Black (Enslow Publishers)
Andy Warhol: Everyone Will be Famous for 15 Minutes (Enslow)
Janis Joplin: Take Another Little Piece of My Heart (Enslow)
Jimi Hendrix: Kiss the Sky (Enslow)
J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of Imaginary Worlds (Enslow)
Orson Scott Card: Architect of Alternate Worlds (Enslow)
Ayatollah Khomeini (Rosen Publishing)

Children’s miscellaneous nonfiction
The Bounty Mutiny: From the Court Case to the Movie (Enslow Publishers)
The Library of Emergency Preparedness: Fires and Wildfires (Rosen Publishing Group)
Skateboarding (Rosen Publishing Group)
Rock Climbing (Rosen Publishing Group)
The Iran-Iraq War (Rosen Publishing Group)

Miscellaneous
Numerous computer books for John Wiley & Sons, QUE, AOL

AWARDS
Magebane shortlisted for Regina Book Award, 2011 Saskatchewan Book Awards
Marseguro won the 2009 Prix Aurora Award for best Canadian science fiction and fantasy, in the category of Best Long-Form Work in English
Terra Insegura was shortlisted for the 2010 Prix Aurora Award for Best Novel in English
Spirit Singer won the Regina Book Award at the 2003 Saskatchewan Book Awards
Historic Walks of Regina and Moose Jaw won a 2009 City of Regina Municipal Heritage Award
Ebola Virus was named one of 2004’s Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 by The National Science Teachers Association & The Children’s Book Council
J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of Imaginary Worlds was named to the VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) 10th annual nonfiction Honor List
Jimi Hendrix: Kiss the Sky was named to VOYA’s list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

ORGANIZATIONS
Canadian Science Writers Association
SF Canada (organization of professional SF writers in Canada)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)
Saskatchewan Writers Guild (SWG)
Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP)
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
Professional actor and singer (member of Canadian Actors Equity) who has performed in numerous plays, musicals and operas around Saskatchewan
Hosted Net.talk, computer phone-in show, on Access Communications for many years
Board member of The Golden Apple Theatre and the Canadian Chamber Choir
Past president, Regina Lyric Musical Theatre and Crocus 80 Theatre