Douglas J. McLeod (1971-present) was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and lived in the same neighborhood from 1978 until 2015. He has since relocated to Florida where he lives with his wife, and "fur baby": a Pomeranian named after a commercial brand name for 'doughnut holes'. He is an active participant in National Novel Writing Month, and its sister challenge, Camp NaNoWriMo. His debut novel, "Scarlet Siege", was penned during the November 2011 campaign, and his second tome, "Barbadian Backlash", was written during June 2012. In 2014, he released the third book in his 'Gary Celdom Case Journals' series, "Rouge Numbered Week", which he originally wrote during the November 2012 edition of NaNoWriMo. After a two-year hiatus, Gary Celdom and his gang returned in 2016 with a new adventure set during the festive season, "Kawartha Christmas Caper". In March 2017, a secondary character from "Gary's Gang", Phil Bennett, branched off into his own series, with the release of "Signed, Stolen, Delivered".