Born in Ontario, educated in Montréal, Stephens Gerard Malone currently lives and writes on Canada’s east coast. In 1994, he published his first novel, Endless Bay (Mercury Press) under the pseudonym, Laura Fairburn. His second novel, Miss Elva (Random House Canada) followed in 2005 and was short-listed for the Dartmouth Book Award. Malone’s next novel took eight years to write — I Still Have a Suitcase in Berlin (Random House Canada) made its debut in May, 2008. Big Town was published in 2011 and The History of Rain in 2021, both by Nimbus Publishing/Vagrant Press. Rights to his sixth novel about Jumbo the circus elephant have just been sold to Nimbus Publishing/Vagrant Press for publication in the fall of 2023. He is the past President of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia and was a board member of the Halifax Afterwords Literary Festival.