Bruce McCallum was born in northwest Ontario and educated in Winnipeg. He has made his home in Prince Edward Island since 1977. When he retired as a forestry journalist and bioenergy consultant in 2011, he turned enthusiastically to creative writing. To date, has written a mystery novel (not yet published), and more than 40 short stories, both fiction and fictive memoir. Death in the Doach Woods is his first novella.