I am a writer, researcher and education consultant, with more than thirty years’ experience as a teacher and school principal, education policy researcher, and director at a business-based sustainable development organisation in South Africa. Currently I live in Toronto with my Canadian wife, Rob (short for Roberta), who is a TV production manager.
I have three grown children – two married daughters, living in Johannesburg, and a son, in London. I guess if you do the maths on that (and figure out my career trajectory) you will realise I am over forty. Either that, or I started out on work and family at an unusually tender and rather precocious age – which is the way I would prefer to tell it, if I thought you might suspend your disbelief.
Along with the business of earning a living, I am currently working on the fourth draft of my first novel, with the first 10,000 words of a second novel awaiting my return from the battlefield, hopefully un-scarred and not too shell-shocked.
When I do manage to escape from the trenches I find relief in photography (you will find my photographs littering this blog) and pleasure as well as comfort in cooking (pretty eclectic in outlook, but favouring Italian, Middle Eastern and Asian flavours and approaches), wine, and when I can afford it, travel. My reading interests are pretty eclectic, too – history, biography, politics, you-name-it – although, as a writer, I find my interest in novels and in fiction generally is constrained by the impulse to keep my writing head clear of the overt influence of others, and the ink in my metaphorical pen as free of alien impurities as possible.
Check me out here: www.glenfisher.ca
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