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David J. Forsyth

Author and Poet

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Binbrook, Ontario

Raised in rural Ontario by parents of modest means, David J. Forsyth grew up in the shadow of World War Two amid technologies and a social environment long forgotten by most. Forsyth embarked on a career as a commercial artist and developed his copywriting, language and editing skills through technical writing. A life-long obsession with genealogy led him to appreciate the histories of ordinary people. His debut book, "Dafydd" 2014, a memoir of his 1950s rural childhood, is a record of a wonderful time in history. Forsyth’s next book, "Too Cold for Mermaids" 2017, is a non-fiction account of the author’s sailing exploits in the North Atlantic and inland waterways of the US and Canada. A third work, "Footnotes" 2020, is a collection of poems written over sixty years. The author is currently working on his first novel, "Alice and The Machine Gunner." The narrative is based on the life of a English war-bride who, in 1919, sailed to Canada with little hope of ever seeing her family and friends again.