Neil Garvie’s background includes twenty-five years teaching in reserve-inner city-suburb-ACTAL schools in Saskatchewan. His early writing experience was largely as a curriculum writer for SaskEd and his many professional articles in the areas of curriculum and instruction. (He has a Ph.D. in Curriculum Theory.) Neil has also written various magazine and newspaper articles addressing human rights and environmental issues. Besides his academic and philosophical background, Neil has been known for his love of kids and an off-the-wall sense of humour. Sadly, Vascular Parkinsonism forced his early retirement. In the last few years, Neil has discovered his poetry and story writing voice. He is presently a resident of Vancouver Island.
Carol and her husband Neil live in Comox Valley on Vancouver Island where they enjoy hiking at Goose Spit Regional Park — sometimes catching a glimpse of kite-boarders jumping whitecaps on a windy day.