David Carpenter is the popular author of more than a dozen books including novels, short story collections, essays, hunting memoirs, a fishing guide and even a book of poetry. His books have won or been shortlisted for many national and regional writing awards. His fiction and non-fiction has also been published in most notable Canadian periodicals Born in Edmonton, David Carpenter moved to Saskatchewan as quickly as he could, and began writing books almost immediately afterwards. He taught for many years in the English Department at the University of Saskatchewan, as well as undertaking writing residencies and special instructor activities in Saskatchewan and beyond. He continues to live, and write, in Saskatoon.