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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, award-nominated story collection The Stories That Make Us. He is also the author of World of Dawn: Arise and World of Dawn: Reveal, books one and two of his critically-acclaimed fantasy series for all ages. Books three and four will be published in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

Gale is a member of Burnaby Writers Society and The Writers' Union of Canada.

Phone number:
250 963 1452


The Stories That Make Us. Xlibris, 2015
World of Dawn: Arise. Xlibris, 2017
Abracadabra: Creative Writing. Xlibris, 2017
World of Dawn: Reveal. Xlibris, 2018


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
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