About the Book
A reclusive and eccentric concert pianist is drawn back into the real world when he agrees to give piano lessons to a seven year old girl, while at the same time preparing to perform the 2nd Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto.
I grew up in Regina where I eventually worked on an MA in English at the University of Regina, which was interrupted when I went to Toronto to complete an MFA in Playwriting at York University. I wrote plays in Toronto for a number of years for the Act IV Theatre Company. In 1994, I moved to Calgary and enjoyed a 10 year stint as Alberta Theatre Projects’ playwright in residence, writing 6 plays for the company in that time, along with others for other theatres across Canada. After leaving ATP, I became a feature columnist for the Calgary Herald for the next five years. My plays have been produced around the world in several different languages. Queen Lear, which premiered in Calgary in 2009, featuring Joyce Doolittle in the title role, went on to receive a 2 year run in Turkish translation in Istanbul and throughout Turkey. I am editor in chief of B House Books and hope to publish our future books with Blurb, including my novel, The Piano Teacher, which will appear in early 2015.