Tom Earle was born in Orillia, Ontario, and was an avid young hockey player, playing for the Orillia Travelways, the Barrie Colts, and Dartmouth College of the NCAA before travelling to England to play for the Whitley Bay Warriors of the British Ice Hockey League. He has been a teacher for the past eighteen years. He lives in Oro-Medonte with his wife and three children. The Hat Trick is his first novel. Visit Tom online at tomearle.ca.