Stan Rogal was born in Vancouver and now resides in Toronto. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies throughout Canada, the US and Europe. He is the author of nine poetry books, three collections of short fiction, and three novels, the latest being As Good As Dead which was recently released by Pedlar Press. He is also an actor, director and produced playwright. When he has time, he works for the Standardized Patient Program at the University of Toronto.