Peter Kuitenbrouwer began his journalistic career at that venerable commie rag, The McGill Daily, and went on to work in Ottawa, New York, Mexico City and Montreal. A lover of adventure, he once crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a Soviet container vessel; was kidnapped by Zapatista guerrillas in Chiapas, Mexico; and hiked Nelvada Salkantay en route to conquering the Inca trail. He is fluent in French and Spanish, and is a regular guest on Radio-Canada and TFO. Currently he resides in downtown Toronto with his wife, two children, dog and cat. He is the author of two books for children: 7 Secrets of Highly Successful Kids (Lobster Press, 2001 and 2006), which has been translated into Arabic, Thai and Indonesian, and the bestseller Our Song: The Story of O Canada (Lobster Press, 2004), which is available in paperback.