Hi. I’m Kevin. I am the author of 5 published novels, three of which are young adult and two of which are coming-of-age. My latest are Half Dead & Fully Broken and Burn Baby Burn Baby. Half Dead was one of 5 of my novels that won the Muskoka Novel Marathon’s BEST NOVEL AWARD. Burn Baby made the American Library Services for Youth in Custody‘s 2016 In-the-Margins Book Awards List. I am also a playwright. Thus far, I have had 10 short plays produced, with two one-acts coming this July (2017).
I mostly write books about teens who deal with insurmountable obstacles and issues…and I tend to suggest that they shall overcome, against all odds. Because as I have come to realize in my own life, IT GETS BETTER. It really does.
BURN BABY BURN BABY (From the Library Services for Youth in Custody website): Francis Fripp endured years of abuse from his dad, culminating in a horrific burning incident when he was in elementary school. Now at 17, he continues to suffer from the tormenting and bullying of his peers because of his physical scars. Francis’ emotional scars and lack of self-esteem cause him even greater self-harm; he does not think he is worthy of romantic attention from the new girl in school, Rachel Higgins. He also believes that the long friendship and unconditional support of Trig are undeserved.
When I’m not writing, I’m a passionate traveler. Once I walked the Camino de Santiago in May of 2014, there has been no turning back. I’m currently writing works of fiction that take place in some of the beautiful locales I have been fortunate enough to explore in the past few years.
In recent years I have returned to Toronto, the city in which I was born and partially raised. The city I love. Having lived on its outskirts for a good number of years, I’m glad to be back on the inside. I’m happy in love with my partner and lucky to have been blessed with a handful of grandchildren who make me smile more than I ever thought I could.
Please visit my About Me page for more on my writings. If you want to read what others are saying about my books, check out my Praise For Kevin’s Books page. You can go to my Books page for descriptions and direct links to all of my books. I blog regularly, mostly about writing but also about travel and life in general…you can visit my ramblings at my Blog page. Feel free to contact me through the contact form on my Contact page.
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