Alan D. Butcher
Alan D. Butcher was born in Vancouver, B.C. and has been writing all his life. He has written advertising materials, worked in the Canadian Arctic, and wrote and produced The Chase Almanac for 25 years. His previously published books include I Remember Haida (Lancelot Press, 1985), Ale & Beer (McClelland & Stewart, 1989), and Unlikely Paradise: The Life of Francis Gage (Dundurn Press, 2009). Alan has three additional books in progress: a novel, a memoir, and an urban social history book. He has won the 2010 Donald Grant Creighton Award for Best Biography from the Ontario Historical Society for his book Unlikely Paradise: The Life of Francis Gage. Alan lives in Cobourg Ontario. He is a member of the Writers' Union of Canada.