When he wasn’t teaching counselling and psychology at Vancouver Community College, Antioch University and the Justice Institute, home-based woodworker Ross Laird was writing a lyrical exploration of lessons inherent in craftsmanship. The result was Grain of Truth: Ancient Lessons of Craft (Mcfarlane, Walter & Ross), nominated for a Governor General's Award. Born and raised in Vancouver, Laird has an M.A. in Counselling Psychology and a Ph.D. in Creative Process.
EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Teaching
AWARDS: Sussman Award for Academic Excellence, Cecelia B. Lamont poetry prize
Grain of Truth: The Ancient Lessons of Craft
Macfarlane, Walter & Ross, 2000
A Stone's Throw: The Enduring Nature of Myth
McClelland & Stewart, 2003