Stephen Finlay Archer
Stephen Finlay Archer was brought up in Toronto, Canada. His mother is Dot in the novels and his grandfather was Samuel Finlay, an artist of some repute.
Following acquisition of a Masters of Science degree at the University of Toronto, Stephen spent forty years as an aerospace engineering manager working initially in Canada and mostly in the United States. He directed satellite systems design, implementation, launch and mission programs with the U.S. Navy and with NASA/NOAA among others.
Upon retirement Stephen completed courses in short story and novel writing with the Long Ridge Writers Group. He is a member of the Manzanita Writers Press and an active author in the Writers Unlimited and Creative Non-Fiction Writers Groups in California Gold Country.