David Macfarlane is the author of The Danger Tree, a family memoir, and the novel Summer Gone. Both were bestsellers. His play, Fishwrap, was produced at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto. He is the recipient of numerous National Magazine Awards and a National Newspaper Award. Summer Gone was nominated for the Giller Prize and The Danger Tree won the Canadian Authors Association’s award for non-fiction. Most importantly, however, he attended Camp Hurontario as a boy, and for 10 summers, he holidayed with his wife and two children in Nares Inlet, north of Pointe au Baril. David and his family live in Toronto, and although they now spend their summer holidays in Temagami, they still keep their canoe on Georgian Bay.