About the author
James Russell was born in Toronto, but asks that people not hold that against him. He was very young at the time. After having studied at Carleton, York, Queen’s and the Université de Rennes in France, he ended up teaching French in Sydenham, Ontario for more than twenty years. Finding there were no more verbs left to conjugate, he moved on to another career as a writer. He has explored several media including washroom graffitti, notes to his children’s teachers, the occasional naughty limerick and stern letters to the editor of the Kingston Whig-Standard. Granite and Chalk is his first novel.
He currently lives in Sydenham with his wife, their three sons and three cats.