Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Ross Pennie’s career as a physician specializing in infectious diseases has taken him around the globe. He is a professor at McMaster University and practises at Brantford General Hospital, caring for hockey stars and donut lovers alike. He started writing at age ten, chronicling his four-day solo train trip across the Prairies and Rockies between Medicine Hat and Vancouver. His award-winning memoir of Papua New Guinea, The Unforgiving Tides, has delighted readers with its grit and charm. It was also nominated for a Governor-General's Award. Tainted, his first medical mystery, was released in March 2009 by ECW Press. It is set in Hamilton and is already receiving widespread critical acclaim.