Don Gutteridge was born in Sarnia and raised in the nearby village of Point Edward. He taught High School English for seven years, later becoming a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Western University, where he is now Professor Emeritus. He is the author of more than seventy books: poetry, fiction and scholarly works in pedagogical theory and practice. He has published eighty books; twentytwo novels, including the twelvevolume Marc Edwards mystery series, and forty seven books of poetry, one of which, Coppermine, was shortlisted for the 1973 GovernorGeneral’s Award. In 1970 he won the UWO President’s Medal for the best periodical poem of that year, “Death at Quebec.”
Don lives in London, Ontario.