Brian Fawcett grew up in Prince George, BC. After several years in the BC Forest Service, he left at age 22 to study with R. Murray Schafer and Robin Blaser at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He worked as a community organizer and urban planner in Greater Vancouver, and has taught in maximum security federal prisons. Fawcett lived in Toronto with his wife Leanna Crouch and daughter Hartlea where he was a full time writer until his passing in 2022. He was a founding editor of the Internet news service www.dooneyscafe.com. His writing appeared in Books in Canada and the Globe & Mail.