ABOUT MY WRITING:
LIQUID COMFORT – MY FIRST NOVEL:
My first full length novel, Liquid Comfort – A Surf Story, took me ten years to write. Most of that time I spent traveling and doing research/revisions, learning everything I could about writing and life on the North Shore of Hawaii. Liquid Comfort was originally a romance between Travis and Shayla, but the more I wrote, the more I leaned away from that plot and focused instead on the story between the two brothers and their struggles with addiction.
Although Liquid Comfort was inspired by my love of the ocean, it is more than just a surf story. Liquid Comfort is a tale of self-torment, addiction, and grief. It’s a story about overcoming adversity. Living up on the streets when I was fifteen years old placed me in diverse situations and taught me a lot about how to handle hardships and what ‘not to do’.
Although I grew up in the Canadian prairies, I’ve always considered myself a soul-surfer at heart. I rode my first wave at Waikiki Beach when I was eight years old and quickly developed an infatuation for the sport. It became one of my biggest passions. Now that I’m older, I visit the Hawaiian Islands regularly, spending most of my time on the North Shore of Oahu. Although I am not a local, the spirit of Aloha lives in my heart and soul and will remain there forever.
DAMN YOU – MY SECOND NOVEL:
One day while daydreaming about a conversation between an angel and God, I found myself wondering. What if a person grew up in a poor situation, learning vile behavior and making bad decisions because of their upbringing? If underneath it all, they had a good heart but made stupid choices, would it really be their fault in the end? Would that person deserve to go to Hell?
Damn You is NOT a religious novel. Although I have used some spiritual theories such as Heaven and Hell, these serve as settings and places of fantasy only. Damn You is an imaginary tale about an all-loving, but imperfect God. My characters: the Angels, Demons, Good and Evil are pure fantasy and any opinions or names are fictional. This is not a story containing religion, but an agnostic view of angels and a divine world beyond.
Keep watch!! Damn You is anticipated to be finished in the summer of 2017.