Morgan Wade grew up in the farm country an hour north of Toronto.
At 19, after reading Kerouac’s On the Road, he and a friend set out to circumnavigate the continent, travelling from Toronto to New York City and down the eastern seaboard, living and sleeping in a temperamental Pontiac Phoenix SJ. They spent two educational weeks at Mardi Gras, working the parades as carnies, selling firecrackers and cotton candy. From New Orleans they rolled into Brownsville, Texas, Acapulco, and then on to Palm Springs, where the Phoenix finally gasped its last. The pair continued by bus to L.A. and to Vancouver where Morgan eventually found work in an upscale restaurant.
After briefly contemplating a career as a chef, he left the west coast to study literature and philosophy at McMaster and Dalhousie Universities, attaining a Master’s. Upon discovering the financial limitations of philosophy as a vocation, he trained as a software engineer and left Halifax at the height of the technology boom for stints in Boston, MA and Austin, TX.
Morgan studied under novelist Michael Helm at The Humber School For Writers. His other writings include occasional Op-Ed articles for the local Kingston magazine Independent Voice and a satirical play produced for the Halifax Fringe Festival. His short story, The Solitaire, won an honourable mention in the Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association Annual Short Story Competition and was published in their Ten Miles High anthology October, 2010. The Last Stoic is his debut novel.
Morgan now lives next to the best fresh-water sailing in the world, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and son, and a cat named Mabel. When he isn’t writing, he is learning the difference between a genoa and a jib.
At present, Morgan works from home as a software engineer, residing in Kingston, Ontario with his wife and son. He has Bachelor’s (McMaster University) and Master’s (Dalhousie University) degrees in Philosophy and he likes to read and write works that ponder the bigger questions. His short story, The Solitaire, won an honourable mention in the Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association Annual Short Story Competition and was published in their Ten Miles High anthology October, 2010. The Last Stoic is his debut novel.
This member has not published any books.