Residence: Smoky Lake, Alberta
Tom Mykytiuk has been a career infantry officer in the Canadian Army for the past 25 years. In December 2014, he swapped his "sword" for a "pen" and took up writing full time. He includes John Le Carre, Steven King, and Nikos Kazantikus among his literary influences. He enjoys writing about his favorite people-soldiers and ex soldiers, and his personal experiences often find their way into his novels. He admits to dabbling in short stories, but his major works are thrillers with a historical theme.