Born in the Netherlands, Leonardus G. Rougoor moved to southern Ontario at the age of four and grew up in the Niagara Peninsula. As an adult, he worked in various fields, until settling down in the tool and die industry. Moving to Kelowna in his mid-forties, he started working in the steel fabrication industry. Quality control, safety rep, machining, and training other employees in various areas of the industry led to a fulfilling career.

One week after retiring, Rougoor started writing his first novel. He has a heart for the underdog and dislikes injustice intensely, so this was the driving force in his first mystery/thriller series. Now, having six novels in several genres contracted with a publisher and more on the way, this is turning out to be a wonderful and satisfying new career.

Rougoor is married with two children and several grandchildren. Living on Vancouver Island in the Maple Bay region allows him and his family to enjoy boating on the sheltered portions of the ocean. His philosophy is: If something isn’t going to affect your life much a year from now, why let it overly concern you today?