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Shawn Gale

Shawn Gale

Shawn Douglas Gale (born August 12, 1979) is a Canadian screenwriter, an academic, and a critically-acclaimed author.

Gale graduated from Fraser Valley Writers' School with a Master's diploma. He then graduated from Humber College's prestigious School for Writers, where he was awarded a Letter of Distinction. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing at Bircham International University. He was a student at University of Wisconsin-Madison's Creative Writing department from 2014 to 2017, where he earned two certificates in screenwriting. He has completed various other courses and programs in areas such as trauma, psychology, criminology, and vocational training.

Gale's many stories and articles have been publshed in anthologies and periodicals in the U.S. and Canada. He is the author of the acclaimed story collection The Stories That Make Us. He is also the author of the acclaimed fantasy series for all ages World of Dawn. He is working on developing it into film.

Gale is a member of Burnaby Writers Society, Royal City Literary Society, and The Writers' Union of Canada.



The Stories That Make Us. Xlibris, 2015
World of Dawn: Arise. Xlibris, 2017
Abracadabra: Creative Writing. Xlibris, 2017
World of Dawn: Reveal. Xlibris, 2018
World of Dawn: The Great Reach. Xlibris, 2019
"Croft's Cove". Canadian Stories, Volume 15, No. 87, October/November 2012
"A Gardener by Choice". The Storyteller, Volume 18, Issue 2, April/May/June 2013
"Spectacular Leo". Ideagems, August/October 2013
"Bagpipes to Freedom". Canadian Stories, Volume 16, No. 94, December 2013/January 2014
"A Gardner by Choice". Goose River Anthology, 2014
"A Gardener by Choice". Outposts of Beyond, April 2014
"Bagpipes to Freedom". 0-Dark-Thirty, Fall 2014
"My Longest Journey: from Prison to Page". Write Magazine, Volume 46, Number 4, Winter, 2019


Letter of Distinction, Humber School for Writers, 2014
Finalist for The Whistler Independent Book Award for The Stories That Make Us, 2016
Starred Review, Blueink Review for World of Dawn: Arise, 2017
NSR Book of the Week for World of Dawn: Arise, 2017
Booklist Pick, American Library Association for World of Dawn: Arise, 2017
Eligible for National Public Readings Program: