About Glen C Strathy

Glen C Strathy started writing stories when he was 11 years old and too shy to have a life. "Back then, I mostly read science fiction and comic books and those were the kind of stories I came up with.

"Probably one of the most profound experiences I had as a kid was a summer arts camp run out of a local church basement. We were encouraged to express ourselves freely, and it was just what I needed.

"As I got older, I found similar experiences taking drama lessons. I started acting in community theatre and met a lot of local writers, actors, dancers, and artists. I believe the best thing about performing arts (and other arts too) is that they give people more freedom to be who they want to be.

After spending time as a student, actor, teacher, and freelance writer, I started writing fiction again when the idea for Dancing on the Inside came to me and wouldn't let go. After thinking about and planning the book for a couple of years, I wrote the first draft as part of National Novel Writing Month and spent the following months revising."

For those interested in such things, Glen earned an M.A. in English from the University of Western Ontario, and graduated from the Artist in Community Education program at Queen's University, Kingston. He has also co-authored two non-fiction books and is a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Glen has taught creative writing courses and workshops at St. Lawrence College, and Queen's University, Kingston with a focus on the Art of Story.

Glen lives with his wife, fellow writer Kaitlin Rainey, and their daughter in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Here are some of my favourite books I think tweens and teens might enjoy...

Glen C Strathy's Picks

The Amulet of Samarkand
Harry Potter and the Philosopher´s Stone (Film): Fantasy, Adventure, Harry Potter and the Philosopher´s Stone, J. K. Rowling, Chris Columbus (Filmmaker), ... Series), Harry Potter (Character), Hogwarts
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban
City of Illusions
The Fellowship of the Ring
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Golem's Eye
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
The Return of the King
The City of Ember
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
A Wizard of Earthsea
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Always Coming Home
The Tombs of Atuan
Ptolemy's Gate
The Two Towers
The Golden Compass
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Glen C Strathy's favorite books »

And here is what Goodreads readers have to say about my books...

Glen C. Strathy's books on Goodreads
Dancing on the InsideDancing on the Inside
reviews: 4
ratings: 227 (avg rating 4.80)

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