Originally from Britain, Dave Beynon moved to Canada as an infant, growing up on a farm north and west of Toronto.  He has been a cow milker, a short order cook, a waiter, a residence manager at the Hamilton Downtown YMCA (there‚Äôs a novel waiting to be written about those four years), a factory worker and a purveyor of fine corrugated packaging and displays. 

Dave writes fiction of varying genres and lengths.  His short fiction has appeared in anthologies, periodicals, on-line and in podcasts.  In 2011, his novel, The Platinum Ticket was shortlisted for the inaugural Terry Pratchett Prize. 

Dave co-hosts a local cable TV show called Turning Pages, an in-depth interview show that highlights authors, writing and publishing.

He lives in Fergus, Ontario with his wife, two children, a variable number of chickens and a pond full of feral goldfish.