Thanks, Patrick; I’d be happy to. I’m currently a PhD student at McGill University in Montreal, where I’m studying processes of organizational learning and innovation in the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. I’m in the final stages of the doctoral program, so my research generally keeps me fairly busy these days, but I still devote a substantial amount of time to my fiction writing and to promoting my most recently completed novel.
Like most of your readers, I’ve been a writer of some kind for as long as I can remember – my creative writing assignments in grade school would inevitably end up in long stories with fairly detailed character development and (what I think were) pretty sophisticated plot lines. I’ve tried to maintain that rigour as I’ve matured in my writing, but there’s always more to learn about the craft.
As far as my professional life goes, I’ve worked in corporate finance, strategic planning and analysis, and management consulting roles in the past. My aspiration after the PhD has been completed is to find an academic position that will allow me to continue to teach and research in the field of management.