Building on a few characters and scenarios sparked in my imagination when I was about seven years old, I spent close to a decade writing, rewriting, and expanding a story that eventually evolved into quite an epic. That story, Wingheart: Luminous Rock, was finally published in book form and launched at the Word On The Street book festival in Toronto on September 23, 2012, my 17th birthday. It's the first book in the planned Wingheart trilogy.
Synopsis: Magnus Wingheart never knew about the world of Arkane. He never knew about the past his older brother, Drake, had kept hidden from him, nor that his parents had died at the hands of an inhuman enemy in a city he had never known to exist. When that enemy resurfaces, sixteen-year-old Magnus, Drake, and their former guardian, Cecil Handel, become ensnared in a deadly hunt for an elusive object they know almost nothing about. Their only escape entails confronting their pursuer—the immortal madman Daimos Recett, the pivotal figure in a grand scheme that arches across the realms of existence and threatens all of Arkane. Carved with an ever-deepening plot, Wingheart: Luminous Rock weaves magic, technology, and science in an enthralling tapestry that rends the line between fantasy and reality.
I'm also available for talks and workshops in schools and libraries. Click here to view my listing in the Author Directory of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. See below for a video of excerpts from previous presentations.