As for me, I now live in Toronto. I was formerly a mining engineer and travelled the world widely.
Tiring of the mining industry (my unalterable conviction being that mining in 40 degrees in the shade was a vastly overrated pastime) and wanting to experience more of the world firsthand, I also worked from time to time as a docker, fruit inspector and forester. My books draw on these experiences to provide characters, backgrounds and scenes.
I am the author and publisher of the "Maxim Gunn" series of action/adventure books, the second of which, "Maxim Gunn and the Demon Plan" was a finalist in the 1998 Crime Writers of Canada, Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile Novel.
I have also written other novels and screenplays which follow the central character to countries and places where the forces of nature as much as people provide the conflict. Three of these are currently with my agent in Los Angeles.