Dr. Ross Pennie's career as a specialist in infectious diseases spans the globe and three decades. He attained full professorship at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario (Paediatrics and Pathology), and now practises at Brantford General Hospital where he directs the laboratory.
In addition to his career in medicine, Dr. Pennie started writing at age ten by chronicling the four-day train trip he made solo across the Prairies and Rockies between his home near Medicine Hat, Alberta and Vancouver, B.C. His award-winning memoir of Papua New Guinea, The Unforgiving Tides, continues to delight readers with its grit and charm. Tainted, his debut medical mystery novel, is set in Hamilton and was published in March 2009 to rave reviews internationally. For more information, please visit his website at www.rosspennie.ca.