I was born and raised in Kirkland Lake, a small northern mining community with a nearby First Nations reserve.
I grew up with a love of the north, even in the midst of winter, exploring the surrounding woods with my friends, and grandfather. I moved down south in my 20's, to follow a career in quality management, but my real pleasure was still heading outside the city, with canoe and tent. While in Toronto I also developed an interest in back-alley murals, in artistic graffiti, and worked with some police there that saw its potential as a community building exercise.
I'd always been a voracious reader, so several years into retirement I decided to draw on those high-school years spent hiding in sci-fi and fantasy books and try writing. I haven't stopped since. Kirk's Landing is my first book, released in 2013, and the sequel, Return to Kirk's Landing, was released in December of 2016. While the first two were primarily crime stories, with a bit of supernatural, I have several others waiting to be edited, in the sci-fi and fantasy genres.