Roger Collier grew up in Bay d’ Espoir, a small community on Newfoundland’s south coast.

In 1999 he graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland and moved to Ottawa to design microchips. Later, he worked as a patent examiner and, in 2007, as a staff reporter for the Ottawa Citizen.

He is now a writer and editor for the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Roger’s writing has also been published on Newsweek.com and in the Globe and Mail, the Christian Science Monitor and various other publications.

He lives in Kanata, Ontario, with his wife, daughter and son.