Some of you will recognize me from schools I’ve taught at or administered in and around Ottawa (Hillcrest, Brookfield, Glebe, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Ottawa Tech, Eganville) or from community work in Ottawa’s Hunt Club/Riverside area. Others with long memories might recall my days at Hearst High School, Albert College, Carleton University or UBC. Although I spend time each year in Northern Ontario and still fancy myself a northerner, I’ve been living in Ottawa with my wife Peggy since 1968. Hearing our story can be galvanizing; which is why Canadians are turning to novels that revolve around home-grown events. And why not? There’s enough history, politics and social drama in this country to match any nation. In my writing I strive to capture the essence of the life and times in which my stories are set.