Douglas Craven. Like tobacco and (more recently) ginseng, Douglas Craven grew from the sandy loam soil of Southwestern Ontario. His writing was encouraged by two inspired and inspiring English teachers, who had no idea what they were loosing on the world. Mr. Craven has earned several degrees in English Literature and Dramatic Arts from the University of Western Ontario. He is an actor, director, teacher, and father. When not writing, he practises Japanese swordsmanship. He lives in Whitby, Ontario.