Sometime in 1993, New Zealander Scott Nelson purchased a one-way ticket to London and began using the city (including the City) as a base for six years of backpacking around five continents. Along the way, he worked as a travel, entertainment and business journalist; a pourer of pints, a salesman and as a live-in carer looking after elderly people with advanced dementia. Nowadays, he lives with his partner and young twins in Nova Scotia, where the Atlantic meets North America. Here, he works as a corporate writer and editor, web developer and epublishing consultant. The Carer is Scott's third book - and his first novel.