Bruce Pendergast, born in 1933 in Toronto, Canada, is a retired professional engineer. He started writing as a hobby when he joined Rotary in 1980 where he wrote the weekly bulletin during the 14 years he was a Rotarian. Retiring from his engineering company in 1997, he has spent his retirement years writing four books, the first of which is "Everyman's Guide to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie". His other three books are all entirely different, one being a fictional murder mystery, one a puzzle book, and the fourth a whimsical, autobiographical book of anecdotes.
Bruce and his wife Marilyn have been married since 1959 and live in the small city of Guelph, Ontario, approximately 60 miles west of Toronto. They have two grown children, David and Suzanne.