Paul Vasey is the author of about a dozen books—non-fiction, short stories and novels—including the critically acclaimed A Troublesome Boy, published last year by Groundwood Books/House of Anansi in Toronto. For 18 years he hosted the CBC Radio morning show in Windsor and in Victoria, B.C. Prior to joining the CBC, Vasey was an award-winning reporter and feature writer with several newspapers, including The Windsor Star. He graduated from The University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and later spent a year at Massey College in the University of Toronto while on a Southam Fellowship. This would have come as stunning news to the teachers who failed him in Grade 9 and Grade 11. He and his wife Marilyn live in Windsor. They have two children and four grandchildren.