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Shane Joseph

Photo: Cindy Taylor 2008

Shane Joseph is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. He began writing as a teenager living in Sri Lanka and has never stopped. He is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories. His work has appeared in several literary journals and magazines in Canada and abroad.

His career stints include: stage and radio actor, pop musician, encyclopaedia salesman, lathe machine operator, airline executive, travel agency manager, vice president of a global financial services company, software services salesperson, project manager and management consultant.

Self-taught, with four degrees under his belt, obtained through distance education, Shane is an avid traveller and has visited one country for every year of his life and lived in four of them. He fondly recalls incidents during his travels as real lessons he could never have learned in school: husky riding in Finland with no training, trekking the Inca Trail in Peru through an unending rainstorm, hitch-hiking in Australia without a map, escaping a wild elephant in Zambia, and being stranded without money in Denmark, are some of his memories.

After immigrating (twice), raising a family, building a career, and experiencing life's many highs and lows, Shane has carved out a niche in Cobourg, Ontario with his wife Sarah, where he continues to write, work and play his guitar.

Shane Joseph believes in the gift of second chances. He feels that he has lived many lives in just a single lifetime, always starting from scratch with only the lessons from the past to draw upon. His novels and stories reflect the redemptive power of acceptance and forgiveness.

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Fringe Dwellers. Hidden Brook Press, 2008
After the Flood. Hidden Brook Press, 2009
Redemption in Paradise. Trafford, 2004
The Ulysses Man. Blue Denim Press, 2011
Paradise Revisited. Blue Denim Press, 2013


Canadian Christian Writing Award - Best Futuristic/Fantasy novel for After the Flood, 2010
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