R.B. Young, author of the novel Crimes of Disrespect, worked in architecture, urban planning, and web design before writing fiction became a passion. His short stories have been shortlisted for the gritLIT prize and discussed on CBC radio One Ottawa.
Born in Guelph, Ontario, Young grew up in a mixed Eastern European-Celtic, Jewish-Catholic family. He thus became a firm agnostic.
Like many mature adults, he misses his youth: he plans to cross-country ski again someday, but he's happy he rediscovered guitar after decades of not playing. Young and his wife pamper their tabby, Ché, in Kingston, Ontario.