David More, award-winning author of three historical novels, The Eastern Door, The Lily and the Rose and Freedom’s Children (previously published as Liberty’s Children), as well as, Ten Generations, a commissioned family history, was born in Montreal, Canada. An avid sailor and boat builder, he retired in 2011 after 40 years working in medical laboratories. He graduated from University of Waterloo (BA in History), Queen’s University (Master of Public Administration) and MA (History) as well as the Humber School for Writers. A keen student of history his entire life, he created and taught a local and regional history credit course at St. Lawrence College and is currently pursuing his doctorate in History at Queen’s full-time. Recently he was able to combine several of his interests working for a local charity that provides teenagers with a traditional, live-aboard sail training experience aboard the square-rigged brigantine, St. Lawrence II.
He is presently working on the fourth and fifth novels in his Smithyman saga. He has published non-fiction articles and features in the Kingston Whig-Standard, the Montreal Gazette, and the Toronto Star, and is a sought-after lecturer on regional history. In 2013, he organized the first annual Port of Bath Marine Heritage Festival to celebrate the interesting but almost-forgotten history of freshwater shipping and shipbuilding in the Great Lakes region.
David More and his wife Donna currently reside in an 1847 limestone house near the water in Kingston, Ontario, which they are continuously improving.
“Readers with an interest in early American Indian history will enjoy his description of eastern Indian nations and their interrelationships. I have not seen this material as prominently presented in fiction since Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales. An interesting and enjoyable read.” –The Historical Novel Society
“…It’s clear that the author has thoroughly researched his subject, and his atmosphere is very good…writing from both French and British perspectives… interestingly drawn… go ahead and try The Lily and the Rose for a look at a poorly known period in American history, but start with The Eastern Door.” –The Historical Novel Society