I'm an award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy and non-fiction for both children and adults.
I was born in Silver City, New Mexico, and lived as a child in Bayard, New Mexico and Lubbock and Tulia, Texas, before moving to Weyburn, Saskatchewan with my family when I was eight years old. I have a B.A. in journalism from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, and returned from there to Weyburn as a reporter/photographer for the weekly Weyburn Review, eventually becoming news editor. In 1988 I moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, as communications officer for the Saskatchewan Science Centre, and in 1993 I became a fulltime freelance writer. I still resides in Regina.
I've written or co-written more than 40 books, ranging from computer books and children's non-fiction books to science fiction and fantasy for both adults and young adults. My latest print novel is Magebane, published by DAW Books, and written under the pseudonym Lee Arthur Chane. My previous novels with DAW were science fiction, and include Marseguro (winner of the 2009 Prix Aurora Award for best Canadian science fiction novel) and its sequel Terra Insegura (a finalist for the same award), available in an omnibus edition called The Helix War.
My latest young adult book is Song of the Sword, Book 1 in the five-book fantasy series Shards of Excalibur. My non-fiction runs the gamut from computer books to non-fiction books on topics as diverse as Andy Warhol, Johnny Cash, The Mutiny on the Bounty and the history of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. Besides, all that, I'm a professional actor and singer.
My next print novel will be another fantasy for DAW Books, Masks, written under a second pseudonym, E.C. Blake.
I'm married and have one daughter. My agent is Ethan Ellenberg.