If at any point in this guy's life he looked like he knew where he was going and what he was doing, it was an illusion.
This is me, Brent Perdue, past and present.
I grew up in rural Canada, got educated at home and abroad, travelled around, discovered many things I didn't want to do for a living, met the love of my life, had three awesome daughters, worked a day job, and loves to write.
Nope, I had no idea what I was doing ... but it's sure been a lot of fun along the way!
WHO IS HE NOW?
Find me on social media under
the handle: LostArtist68
Well, I work in HR doing total rewards stuff for good companies - a solid career that provides a steady income.
If I'd left my career up to that guy in the pictures above, you could bet I'd not be compiling compensation, pension and benefits strategies for a multi-billion dollar global organization. Nope. That guy would never have imagined what was in store for him.
One thing that young fella did know: I wanted to be a writer even back then. It's been a long, lonely, grueling journey traipsing across the arduous author landscape.
But one of my greatest learnings has been that the writing journey is the destination. There is no checkered flag, but neither is the track oval. This is an adventure over unfamiliar terrain where the courage to crest the next hill brings rewards of gorgeous vistas previously unimaginable.
Today I write science fiction for adults and teens. My first series is the Timeworks Trilogy which took a sci-fi concept (compressed time) and displayed it in a literary frame, weaving word-play in among the characters, the conflict, and the storyline. All three books have my heart in them.
Then I published the stand-alone, action adventure, seven-POV "snack novel"Stolen Moon which was borne from a University of Calgary continuing education course I undertook in Fall 2021. The idea for this book jumped the queue and I just had to write and publish it next.
And then there's a kids' book there in the mix as well - Pig & Dragon: And The Trembling Town Of Evergreen, written with my good friend Jason Tennant and illustrated by the fine folks at TellWell Publishing. It's absolutely delightful.
Then I compiled a bunch of short stories, scripts I'd etched out, and songs I'd written starting when I was a teenager. They form the content of Reclamation: Stories, Scripts & Songs which was a blast to pull together because, you see, they ended up collectively telling an additional story ... the tale of a boy's dream, sifted through the nightmares of life, and crashing down in the end.
Just between you and me? That book is me finally putting to the sword the unreasonable expectations for success and glory I've harbored my whole conscious life.
Next up is an epic adventure called the Amistar series, which I'm pulling together right now. I expect the first book in this series to hit bookshelves in eardy 2023, hopefully followed by the next within a few months.
I sure hope that one is a hit with readers - it has huge potential.
Born in the city, raised in the country and educated abroad, I love to travel, read good books and, most of all, spend time with my wonderful wife and three splendid daughters. I am an alumnus of the prestigious Canadian Film Centre’s Screenwriters’ Lab wherein I penned TV, short film and feature film screenplays (find me on imdb.com).
I'm totally blessed by god to live this life, to marry my lovely Wendy, and to become a dad to wonderful Natalie, Megan and Emily. I currently live in Alberta, Canada with those awesome people.