Originally from Britain, Dave Beynon moved to Canada as an infant, grew up on a farm northwest of Toronto, and worked as a cow-milker, short order cook, waiter, YMCA residence manager, factory worker, and purveyor of fine corrugated packaging and displays. He now lives on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. His short fiction has appeared in anthologies and periodicals, online, and in podcasts. In 2011, his novel "The Platinum Ticket" was shortlisted for the inaugural Terry Pratchett Prize. Dave has also co-hosted a local cable TV show called "Turning Pages", an in-depth interview show that highlights authors, writing and publishing.