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john w rice

I was born November 30, 1942 in Iroquois Falls Ontario - the fifth child in a family of six. Shortly after the war we moved to a small farm in Sharp Township and when I was five we moved again, this time to a small farm near the village of Charlton Ontario.


I left school when he was 15 and, after working at many jobs in the cities of Toronto and Vancouver (as well as other places) I went back to school through a government sponsored program. After completing high school I studied electronics at Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology.


I was hired in 1971 by International Nickel Company as an instrument technician and retired in 2005

after 34 years. His wife died in 2003 from cancer, and both sons, Matthew and Andy, are grown so I  began looking for a second career.


I have always been an avid reader, so in the winter of 2007 I decided to start writing. After completing a few plays and several short stories, I plunged head first into both a novel and also his first book of poems, From the Heights to the Enchanted Places. A second book of poems is planned, as well as several more novels.


I reside in Sudbury Ontario.

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