Roger Smith was born in England and educated in the United Kingdom, the U.S., and Canada. He has taught a variety of subjects in Canada, Mexico, and China. He is the author of the environmental teaching resources Strands In The Web and Preserving Our Pale Blue Dot, and Darkness, my old friend, a novel with environmental themes. In 2013, his stories have been published in firstwriter.magazine, Issue 22, Winter 2012-2013, and by netsagas.com, nazar-look.com, and pixelhose.com. He lives on Vancouver Island on Canada’s Pacific coast.