According to the bio on Amazon: "Richard Cozicar is a born and bred Alberta, Canada man. He has spent his life exploring literature and the Canadian wilderness. Splitting his time between fly fishing, Sherlock Holmes, and Louis L'Amour, Cozicar eventually developed the northern philosophical perspective required to create Brand Coldstream's uniquely modern Canadian universe. Cozicar has worked in radio and construction, but has always considered himself a "professional book reader." He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his wife. He has two children and three grandchildren. Going Silent is his first novel."