Born and raised in Burnaby, Larry Gillies has Bachelors degrees in Arts and Business Administration from SFU. He has worked as a family counsellor, auto insurance claims adjuster and has assisted in developing biological controls for greenhouse pests. He lives in Abbotsford with his wife, Sharon. As a sprinter on the SFU track team, Gillies travelled through California, and the haunting images of deserted gold-rush towns led him to write the thriller Wraiths (Commonwealth, 1996).

[BCBW 2004] "Fiction"