I was born in Yorkshire, England. As a pre-teen I moved to Canada with my family to St Catharines, Ontario where I attended high school. As a young man I moved to Massachusetts where I received undergraduate and graduate degrees. I am an ordained minister and as such served a parish in Dedham, Massachusetts before leaving parish work to head up an adolescent residential program.
After returning to Canada I worked as an Executive Director of a large social service agency in Hamilton, Ontario for thirteen years. At 50 I returned to university and received certification as a Teacher of English as a Second Language from the University of Toronto. I worked as an instructor at the University of Toronto, Seneca College and the Toronto District School Board where I became a LINC Personnel Officer prior to retirement.
I co-authored two text books on English pronunciation and edited several text books on English Grammar Fluency. FOUR STONES is my first novel and a short story has been accepted for publication by "Canadian Stories". I have two children, now fully grown, living in Massachusetts and currently reside in Toronto with my partner Karen.