Randall James Rosatte was born on September 19, 1953 in Belleville, Ontario, on the shores of the Bay of Quinte. He grew up in the countryside of what locals call “The County”, Prince Edward County, a peninsula that separates the Bay of Quinte from Lake Ontario. His careers have been varied, from infantry officer in the Canadian Armed Forces to economics teacher at Loyalist College, to long-haul truck-driver and businessman. Writing has always been a passion, spawning countless short stories during school years and articles published in the Intelligencer, dealing with environmental issues. Although he has travelled extensively and visited all forty-eight lower U.S. states and eight Canadian provinces as well as four Caribbean Islands and Mexico, he has always returned to the Quinte Region where many of writings take place.