Dave Preston is a writer and musician, born in North Yorkshire where he lived on a farm and was raised by a mother who worries too much. After studying agriculture, engineering, and computer science he leapt across the ocean to live and work in Canada. He is the author of four books (and contributor to several others) and four plays, as well as hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles and columns. He's an award-winning brewer and winemaker, and also admits to writing poetry. Weekends often find him playing guitar and singing in a rock and roll band (though his mother worries that he's getting too old for all this). He has recorded several albums and continues to write and perform songs. Dave is also a live and recorded storyteller with several audio files available online. He lives on Vancouver Island, BC, with his wife, too much garden, and almost too many dogs.