Curtis Parkinson grew up in Kingston, Ontario. He graduated from Queen's University and worked as a chemical engineer for many years. Then he moved to the Caribbean to live on a sailboat and write. He has since published three picture books and several short stories. Storm-Blast, his first novel, was set in the Caribbean Sea that he has learned both to love and respect. Both Storm-Blast and his second novel, Sea Chase, have been nominated for Red Cedar Awards. His most recent novel, Domenic's War, has been nominated for a Silver Birch Award. Curtis Parkinson now lives in Ontario, where he lives with his wife and continues to write.
Praise for Domenic's War "[The protagonists] stories ... are deftly placed within the context of the Monte Cassino campaign and will give readers a poignant look at the ways in which the war affected average citizens." -- School Library Journal ..".a heartwarming, uplifting ... fine book ... a story of selfless generosity, friendship, and heroism." -- VOYA Praise for Sea Chase ..".Fast-paced action and page-turning suspense." - School Library Journal