Since retiring in 2010, I have been able to devote much more attention to writing. However, my love of words and how they work has been a life-long passion. From my hometown of Marysville, I ventured to New York City to learn commercial photography; to Ottawa, Saint John and Hampton to ply my trade; and back to Fredericton with my wife and family where, after 25 years of civil service employment, I gave up my day job.
As part of being a member of many and varied councils and boards – mainly within the Anglican Church – I took on the role of writing pieces from reports to journalism. During that time I entertained myself and intruded on others with my efforts at writing fiction.
Now that time and the fates have given me more time to focus more clearly on writing, I have taken numerous workshops and one UNB Creative Writing course, all with the intention of improving my craft. As I write this, I have just completed an online course in creative writing from the University of Iowa.