Simon McNeil is an author and online marketing communications specialist with a major educational institution. He is a life-long martial artist, has published several articles in Kung Fu Magazine and he’s probably a little bit too fond of kung-fu movies. He lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife, daughter and their fierce protector Oliver the shih-poo. His wife has happily laid out rules to prevent the sword-through-glass-lampshade incident from ever happening again. The Black Trillium is his first novel.