Ron North was born in Edmonton but has lived in Victoria since I was 18 months old. At age 59, having been a building inspector for 35 years, he self-published his first novel, Infectious Behaviour (2014), about a NASA shuttle crew that returns to earth with a powerful ability previously unknown to humans. Glen, the captain, Dean, the first officer, Megan, the navigator and biologist Clara are pursued by those who do not wish them to have this extraordinary ability. Nobody can know for certain whether their "extra-terrestial" power will improve mankind or destory it. 9780993754500 (Amazon $8.99)

[BCBW 2014]