C. B. Forrest studied journalism and worked as a reporter for several Ontario newspapers, where he had the opportunity to cover several murder trials. He began writing poetry, short stories and novellas and his work has earned praise from writers as varied as George Elliot Clarke and Stephen Reid. Recently he earned a national marketing award for his work in communications on behalf of a national youth charity. He is currently employed in communications and marketing for a renewable energy association. He is currently at work on a second McKelvey novel.