I was 15 when I realized what I wanted to do with my life. I had spent a few months and filled three 30-page scribblers, leftover from when I was in elementary school, with a handwritten fantasy story that began out of boredom before realizing that it wasn’t going anywhere. But by that time I was hooked; not on the story, but on the telling.
My name is Colin Davis. I’m from Parrsboro, a small town in Nova Scotia. I studied journalism for four years at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. I chose journalism because I thought I would learn how to write. What I learned was how to tell a story. Turns out it’s not the same thing.
My goal for the future is to be a story teller. Right now that means writing novels. But that’s only one way to tell a story, and I know a few others. I can take pictures, I can shoot and edit video, and I cut together audio recordings. On this portfolio are examples of all those things.
I’m also a musician. I play guitar and mandolin. I’m in two bands, both of which have albums and one of which plays shows regularly around Toronto.
I moved to Toronto, to earn a paycheque and to write, preferably both at the same time. I’m working on a novel, one that has been evolving over the last several years to the point where I now think that it’s worth reading. It’s called Adaxial, and the first chapter is available free here.