Hi. I’m Sean, a podcaster, singer-songwriter, teacher, longtime librivox volunteer and dad in Midland, Ontario, Canada. I’m known as ductapeguy all over the interwebz, mostly because I wrote a song about duct tape and it stuck. In 2013, I participated in 2 songwriting challenges: February Album Writing Month and the Fifty Songs in Ninety Days Challenge. In all I wrote 49 songs in 2013. That is more than the total songs I had written in the past 20 years.
Late September 2013, my eighth grade daughter presented me with a challenge I could hardly refuse. She said that if I participated in National November Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo), then she would as well. We both completed our first novels! Hooray! We documented the journey on our blog: We’re Writing What?
My Novel is entitled, Time for the Fair. Here is how it came to be. Last summer, I entered a contest to become one of 10 official CNE bloggers. I was successful and my family spent over a week enjoying all that the Canadian National Exhibition has to offer. My daughter and I also went to our first FanExpo dressed as Dr. Who characters. In late September, my daughter gave me a challenge I could not refuse- “If you do Nanowrimo, I will do Nanowrimo”.
It was my first time attempting to tell a novel-length story. I drew from all sorts of other time travel stories including The Oddyssey, Back to the Future, Dr. Who, Bill and Ted, a couple of Lewis Shiner’s books, Forrest Gump and more.
Last winter and this summer I polished and edited the story and recorded it for podcasting. I hope you enjoy it.