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StoryBuilding shows kids the power of their own imaginations. Find out more.

Exploring the wonder of reading... and of your own creative genius. Find out more.

Barkerville in March? Diana and I got some puzzled looks when we said we were travelling north to the Gold Rush city of Barkerville in the dead of winter. But we had a great time. Photo by Diana Durrand
Stained Glass is the story of a young Anglican priest Christopher Dryden, who accepts a mission to the rough and tumble Gold Rush town of Barkerville in the Cariboo, and of his great grandson Kyle Welland, who has been given the task of completing Christopher's unfinished memoir. It is a tale of faith, love and survival on the wild frontier. Go to the Stained Glass blog to follow this work in progress. (flickr image jmebjmeg)

StoryBuilding plans unrolled
StoryBuilding brings together groups of up to 10 people, who want to collaborate with a professional author on a work of fiction. The writer engages the participants in the process, drawing from their experiences the characters, settings and actions for the story. Find out more...

Writers' Open Studio Sessions
Whoa! Writing is not just about writing. That's the starting point of the Open Studio Writers' sessions at the Open Studio Centre in Fort Langley. Participants get together for weekly workshops to share and develop ideas and feelings about character, setting, plot and structure. The activities are intended to 'get inside' the spaces where stories really live. To find out more call me at 778-574-5435 or send me an email. To register email

What they're saying
about Einstein Dog

I would like to tell you how much I enjoyed this book. I had no hesitation in giving it an ‘Excellent’ evaluation." Mavis Holder, Canadian Resource Links

Craig Spence sprints the reader alongside the quick-witted characters as they snake through traps and create diversions of their own to stop the exploitation of the SMART dogs. CanKids

Einstein Dog would be an entertaining gift for young readers and a good choice for school and public library collections. Highly Recommended (****/4 Stars). Darleen Golke, Canadian Review of Materials Magazine

As well as being a terrific adventure, it is intended to make children and adult readers think... The Langley Times

Einstein Dog is now in bookstores. If you would like to have a reading at your location, please contact me or. If you want to sample the fast paced adventure of Einstein, Bertrand, Genie and Ariel check out the Introductory episodes posted online.

51-18883 65th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3S 8Y2 778-574-5435