Troy Harkin was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He spent a good deal of his early days as a playwright and poet, performing his works in and around Toronto. His poems have been published in a variety of literary journals. He has since successfully raised three children without major incident while amassing a body of work that includes both poetry and novels. He currently lives north of Toronto with a militia of trolls. His novels The Dark Stars of Morning and Red Rover will be published by ChiZine Publications.