Author Graham Clews
Alberta author Graham Clews wrote his first novel in 1980. This World War II adventure story with a humorous slant, titled Don’t Budge was submitted to the Alberta Search for a Novelist contest, and tied for first place against approximately 50 submissions.
Doubleday Canada displayed interest. But, after holding the novel for over a year Doubleday returned the manuscript explaining that it had been “bumped”. The episode was a ‘learning experience’, says Graham. The principal lesson being a comment by one of the editors, “Graham, we would publish this tomorrow if you were someone!”
In early 2007 Graham published Eboracum, The Village, a novel based on the founding of the English City of York (Eboracum) by the Romans in AD 71. This novel won the Premier Book Awards best historic novel of 2007/8. There are three books in the series and a fourth follows the story of Eboracum.
Also available are a juvenile novel, an autobiography and a political commentary. The last four books have been produced with PageMaster’s assistance.
Eight books by Graham are available on our online store: PageMaster Publishing.
For more information on what Graham is working on, visit his site graham-clews.com.