Alfred Silver has been a playwright, an actor and a songwriter,
as well as a short-order cook, nude model and day labourer.
He grew up in various places across the Canadian prairies. He
is the author of seventeen previous books including Acadia (see
page 15), which won the Thomas Raddall Award for Fiction.
He lives with his wife in a farmhouse at Ardoise, Nova Scotia,
and devotes his time to researching and writing historical