First Novel Completed!

May, 2022
After two years of work, many, many revisions, and an ocean of coffee, I have just finished the final production draft for my first novel, a YA supernatural story set here in Central Oregon, and in the universe! Hopefully, I can find an agent!

Writers Digest Review

December, 2021

Carl Barks Paintings and Drawings: 1967-1971 book review:

Congratulations on writing and publishing your book! The packaging and printing are extremely impressive and professional. The cover designs highlight Carl’s colorful work. The book is well organized and I enjoyed reading about this artist I had been previously unaware of. You have compiled a substantial archive of Carl’s work during this time period and the color artwork in particular is reproduced with great clarity and detail here. You strike a terrific balance of providing just the right amount of context for each group of artwork without overwhelming the reader with needless minutiae. I particularly appreciated the places where you provided a photograph of a location alongside the painting, which allowed me to more deeply appreciate the artistic choices of Carl Barks. You have a great web site that effectively markets this and your other work.


IAN FINALIST

November, 2021

Carl Barks Paintings and Drawings: 1967 -1971 has been selected as a finalist in the Independent Author Network awards for best non-fiction.






Celsius 232

July, 2021

I was invited to give two talks on story and writing at the Celsius 232 conference in Aviles, Spain. A great opportunity to meet and network with other writers. Larry Niven gave the keynote.

https://celsius232.sched.com/speaker/john_garvin.22npmlih





Golden Joystick Awards

November, 2019

My script for Days Gone picked up the Best Storytelling award. We also won Playstation Game of the Year.
https://gamerant.com/golden-joystick-awards-2019-winners/

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WGA Awards

February, 2013

My script for Uncharted: Golden Abyss was a finalist for a WGA award for best videogame script. It was an honor to be invited to the  ceremony in Hollywood, where Steven Speilberg was one of the presenters.