ANDREW PEACOCK was born in Toronto and raised in the town of Kapuskasing in northern Ontario. After finishing degrees in biology at Trent University and veterinary medicine at the University of Guelph he moved with his wife to the small fishing village of Freshwater on the island of Newfoundland. As a veterinarian he worked in a mixed animal practice in rural Newfoundland from 1982 until 2010. He is now retired from clinical practice and works for the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Veterinarians. Andrew and his wife previously owned an independent bookstore named "Waterwords" in the town of Carbonear. His family, writing, music, photography and love of the outdoors keep him very busy and happy.