Harvey Sawler

Harvey Sawler was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, but has lived most of his adult life in Atlantic Canada. He began his career as a newspaper journalist covering such diverse stories as the Pierre Trudeau 1974 campaign train and the 1975 double homicide of two City of Moncton police officers. He has gone on to become a seasoned publicist and a leading Canadian tourism consultant.  For a brief period in the late 1970s, preceding his role as Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Confederation Centre of the Arts and The Charlottetown Festival, Harvey worked as the Centre’s and the Festival’s Public Relations Assistant. During this time, he was a member of the clerical wing of IATSE Local 906. He became fascinated with all things “Ed Sullivan” on February 9, 1964, the night The Beatles premiered on his Sunday night CBS variety show.

Harvey has written seventeen books, including this, his fourth novel,  as well as thirteen non-fiction works, highlighted by Twenty-First Century Irvings and Last Canadian Beer – The Moosehead Story, and a series of biographies, including Frank McKenna – Beyond Politics. The themed biography, On the Road with Dutch Mason (co-authored with fellow blues musician David Bedford), was premiered as a musical production at the IATSE-credwed 2018 Charlottetown Festival. Harvey lives at Bellevue Cove, Prince Edward Island, with his partner, Charlotte Stewart. Visit him anytime at www.harveysawler.com