Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

P.S. Jevanael

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Since I could hold a pen, writing has been the essence of my life. I indulge myself in the fascination of the human condition, and so I write to expose the discrepancies in it. I’m also an avid blogger and have a strong internet presence through my writer’s blog and all the social networking attached to it. People are cruel, the world is small, but it’s an amazing place to be.

Taken by the style of the Romantic writers, I have adopted a style which allows me to (generally) write completely in metaphors. Superman Disposition will be the first non-fiction book I will have the exciting experience of writing after six novels, and it has been a wonderful adventure to lend my writing style to.

I have graduated 3D animation at Humber College, Comic Design and Scripting at Mohawk College, a creative writing mentorship (where the Novel-In-A-Weekend was born) and Humber College’s Creative Book Publishing program specializing in Agenting and Marketing. I’ve had countless short stories and poems published in a school magazine, The Starving Poet’s Society Magazine, from 2000-04 when I left the school. I’ve also published monthly articles in the Hamilton-based culture newspaper, Mayday, for a year before leaving to pursue other opportunities.

My husband and I make writing, music and martial arts our life, so we are always creating something together. My friends and I are known for staging wild photoshoots, dressing up as the characters in my stories and acting out scenes in picture story boards. My life is literally my writing, with many books yet to be released and many new ideas coming every day.

You can find P.S. Jevanael online at www.supermandisposition.wordpress.com and on Facebook.

Ten Questions, with PS Jevanael

Open Book: Toronto:

What was your first publication and where was it published?

PS Jevanael:

The Reality Filter published by Fireside Publications.

OBT:

Describe a recent Canadian cultural experience that influenced your writing.

The Reality Filter

By PS Jevanael

Recent Writer In Residence Posts

Toronto Publishing House Tour Round 1

Yesterday, Friday, I went off tripping to Toronto to tour the publishing houses, armed with some presentation material and some leave-behind packages. I was supposed to go with my partner in writing crime, Dew Williams, but circumstances were against us, and we planned a Round 2 instead. Round 1, I was accompanied instead by my friend and illustrator/graphic designer/fashionista, Gareth Adamson.

Queries, Endorsements, and Editors

Happy Halloween!! It's been a while since I've been here, for sure, but you can catch all my latest action at my author blog, SUPERMAN DISPOSITION at:

supermandisposition.wordpress.com

You can also go there to see that I was at MIYAVI's concert in Toronto on Devil's Night, moshing and then mingling with the star. What a wonderful night!

So, I come to you today to talk about my experiences and offer some advice for getting in touch with agents, editors, publishers, and even celebrities.

TETHERED ROMANCE - New Novel Sample

My novel TETHERED ROMANCE has been one that has been hugely anticipated. I've spoken about it before, but I'll just recap. I started writing it when I was in college, and it's been a wild on and off journey ever since. It's gone through some edits, and now it's coming to an end. It's getting ready to be presented to the world. You can read the in depth description of TETHERED ROMANCE in the Discussions section of my Superman Disposition Facebook page. Here is the thread. There are many discussion threads about the characters and themes of TETHERED ROMANCE on the page.

Government Grants and Photoshoots

I have a new photoshoot up on my Facebook page, which can be accessed: here. It was a trial with makeup effects and demonology - you know, sticking to walls and what not.

Google Books

THE REALITY FILTER is now being shared on GOOGLE BOOKS. If you're wondering about my writing style, or even just about the story in THE REALITY FILTER, you can get a huge preview with Google Books!

After you get a taste, THE REALITY FILTER still available on Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com!

The Power of a Cover

THE REALITY FILTER has a new cover! The redesign was prompted by my publisher, to give the book an eye catching boost. Do you remember the old cover?

I am the designer and maker of both covers! Let's compare the two.

The Marilyn Manson of Literature?

Me? Called the Marilyn Manson of literature? Let's break this one down! Disperse and Dispell - Or prove it to the masses!

Marilyn Manson, goth rock icon, standing up for the freaks of the world. He asks us to see the evil within ourselves, and then challenge it - fight it and break it down. He calls on our opinions of religion, fears, and the potential for evil in every person. You can also access this post at supermandisposition.wordpress.com. Check it out to read all the other posts about my writing career!

The views expressed in the Writer-in-Residence blogs are those held by the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Open Book: Toronto.