W Fraser Sandercombe: First short story published in Weirdbook Magazine at 18 years old, continued to write short stories, poetry and to illus-trate with line drawings for Weirdbook until it's demise many years later. Wrote a series of continuing stories for Moonbroth Magazine for four years. Wrote, directed and co-produced a one-act play called Search for the Damn, which won all the awards available for one-act plays in three drama festivals. Won a short story contest through the Burlington Public Library, ended up reading most of it on CBC radio. Played guitar and sang in an assortment of bands since early teens. Continued, and still continue, to write short stories for a number of U.S. magazines -- Haunts, Macabre, Aphelion, et cetera. Broke into the non-fiction market writing for Canadian Magazines and newspapers, gradually beginning to specialise in history and the outdoors, had a monthly column running in Outdoor Canada, did a considerable amount of work for Ontario Out of Doors and Eastern Woods and Waters (still occasionally write and illustrate for Eastern Woods).