Charles Gordon has worked on newspapers for more than 35 years. In his time at the Brandon Sun and the Ottawa Citizen, he has been a feature writer, city editor, books editor and columnist. Currently he is a columnist for both the Citizen and Maclean's. He has written four books, including the classic At the Cottage. The Grim Pig is his first novel. When they are not traveling to produce books such as The Canada Trip, he and his wife Nancy live in Ottawa.