Boston-born in 1952, Christopher McPherson grew up in small-town Connecticut where he was kicked out of "a Dead Poet's Society prep school" for being a "political agitator." He escaped the draft by moving to Canada, and found himself on a hippie commune. The ideas for these stories have grown out of his experience: home schooling his children, traveling Europe, for two years, with his partner and their two children, then aged nine and fourteen, running the hostel in Malta when the Egyptian commandos stormed the hijacked airline in 1985. Now living in Victoria, McPherson's stories reveal everything. . . but the truth.