Jonathan O'Mara is a former school teacher who presently resides in Whitby, Ontario, with Shirley, his wife of 42 years. In his spare time, he is an amateur astronomer, a fly fisherman, hiker, gardener , writer and guest columnist in a local newspaper. In addition, he plays guitar in a local rock n' roll band, Four Cats and a Chick. Mr. O'Mara received both his B.A. and B.Ed. degrees from the University of Toronto and has a Master of Science in Education degree from Niagara University in New York Sate. He has always enjoyed writing as a creative outlet.
Beginning with editing his high school newspaper, Mr. O'Mara has written science curriculum for the Ontario Ministry of Education, numerous plays and choral poetry for his students,and has had articles and commentaries published in several different newspapers. He has also won two awards for poetry and is in the process of compiling short stories for his fourth book. He has also edited two books for an English friend, Edward Ryles