Don Gutteridge was born in Sarnia and raised in the nearby village of Point Edward. He taught High School English for seven years, later becoming a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Western University, where he is now Professor Emeritus. He is the author of seventy books: poetry, fiction and scholarly works in educational theory and practice. He has published twenty-two novels, including the twelve-volume Marc Edwards mystery series, and thirty-two books of poetry, one of which, Coppermine, was short-listed for the 1973 Governor- General’s Award. In 1970 he won the UWO President’s Medal for the best periodical poem of that year, “Death At Quebec.” To listen to interviews with the author, go to: http://thereandthen.pod- bean.com. Don lives in London, Ontario.