Richard Taylor is the author of the novel Cartoon Woods and the short-story collection Tender Only to One. Many of his feature articles on subjects as diverse as Lord Byron, open-water swimming, surfing and the perils of being a househusband have been published by the Ottawa Citizen. A seasoned traveler, he has journeyed around the world twice and has taught creative writing in Hong Kong, Australia and Tuscany. Today Rick teaches at Carleton University in Ottawa. His latest book, a travel memoir, is House Inside the Waves: Domesticity, Art and the Surfing Life.