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Canada
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https://www.facebook.com/david.lightfoot.545
Bio
I have lived with Cerebral Palsy since birth, and chose a writing career while still in middle school, when I excelled in creative writing as part of my Language Arts class. Following an incomplete stint at Red River Community College (now the Red River College), I studied creative writing through correspondence from the Stratford career Institute in Toronto, Ontario and the Institute For Writers (formerly the Long Ridge Writers Group) headquartered in Connecticut, USA. I have self-published my first novel in 2013 entitled Broken Family Portrait through the self-publishing program at an independent Canadian bookseller, McNally-Robinson. Although this novel deals with human rights violations for persons with disability, I am more of an advocate for educational literacy, writing fiction that can be deemed suitable for English classrooms in high schools across North America. I have also done administrative work in the non-profit sector, so I am also writing a five-book saga that is meant to be a humanitarian project. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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Radio Appearances, Television Appearances, Podcast Appearances
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