Paul Vasey was born in Toronto, raised in Owen Sound and now lives in Windsor, Ontario. Paul graduated with a degree in philosophy from The University of Windsor. He took part in creative writing programs led by Morley Callaghan, W.O. Mitchell and Alistair MacLeod. He won many awards, including a Southam Fellowship For Journalists, while working for newspapers in Owen Sound, Hamilton and Windsor and for The Canadian Press in Toronto. Paul then spent nearly 20 years as host of CBC morning shows in Windsor and in Victoria, B.C. He now devotes his time to writing. Paul has led writing workshops in elementary and secondary schools and at the university level. He is the author of more than fifteen books: novels, short stories and non-fiction. His most recent books are A Troublesome Boy (Groundwood/House of Anansi) and The River: A memoir of life in the Border Cities) (Biblioasis). His recently-completed novel, The Avery Boys Of Avery Bay, is searching for a home.