Dale R Long

Dale R Long
Dale R Long

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Craft: Writer

Genre: Horror, Traditional Christmas, Middle Grade

Bio: Dale’s deep sense of tradition and his mix of Newfoundland and Scottish heritage lends a richness and old school flavour to his writing.
When he’s not writing horror or collaborating with Tobin Elliott on a series of interconnected stories in their Gods and Monsters universe, Dale likes to write old fashioned, Dickens-esque, Christmas stories and blog about his writing journey.

The Good King



The Good King, an illustrated Christmas story, is a retelling of John Mason Neale’s Christmas carol, Good King Wenceslas.

It is a story of betrayal and faith, of endings and new beginnings and, along the way, a handful of Christmas miracles. This story fills in the blanks left by the carol, as the King’s page recounts the last days of King Wenceslas.









Awards: Fireflyfans short story contest winner.
Muskoka Novel Marathon Rookie Award 2014, Spirit Award 2015.
Writers Digest Opening Line contest top ten finalist 2013.
Word Weaver How I Spent My Summer contest co-winner, 2013.

Memberships: Writer’s Community of Durham Region,
Muskoka Novel Marathon Participant,
Ontario Writer’s Conference Co-Presenter.