About the Author
Gordon Kirkland is a three-time recipient of the Stephen Leacock Award of Merit as a finalist for the Leacock Medal for his collections of humorous essays. He has garnered a very large and loyal fan base inthe United States and Canada, as well as elsewhere around the world. Gordon Kirkland has been a workshop leader and keynote speaker at dozens of writer’s conferences, festivals, and university programs over the past fifteen years. This includes three sessions of the University of Dayton’s Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop, six years on the faculty of the Southern California Writer’s Conference, as well as many more. He has lectured at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC), Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana), The University of Georgia (Athens, GA), and Florida First Coast Community College (Jacksonville, FL.) In 2009, Kirkland was one of the stars of The 3-Day Novel, a television series on Canada’s BookTelevision, in which 12 Canadian writers were locked in a large bookstore with the task of writing a full novel in just 72 hours. This was carried out under the watchful eye of television cameras, store customers, and with numerous interruptions aimed at breaking the writers’ trains of thought. Gordon lives in Pitt Meadows, BC with, Diane, and their adopted Labrador Retriever, Tara. They have two grown sons.