Ray Robertson is the author of the novels Home Movies, Heroes, Moody Food, Gently Down the Stream, What Happened Later, David, and I Was There the Night He Died, as well as two books of non-fiction, Mental Hygiene and Why Not? Fifteen Reasons to Live. His tenth book, a collection of essays entitled Lives of the Poets (with Guitars) will be published in March 2016. Born and raised in Southwestern Ontario, he is a graduate of Victoria College, the University of Toronto and Texas State-San Marcos. He lives in Toronto.