Rob O’Flanagan has been a newspaper reporter, photojournalist and columnist for over twenty years. He has won numerous Ontario Newspaper Awards and a National Newspaper Award. He is the author of The Stories We Tell and The Blown Kiss Collection, two volumes of short fiction that began as a CBC Radio series in northern Ontario. He is also a poet and visual artist. Raised on a farm in central Saskatchewan, he is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan. He lives in Guelph and is currently writing a novel.