A native of Victoria, BC, David M. Wallace earned a BFA from the University of Victoria. He has performed with the Globe Theatre (Regina), the Bastion Theatre (Victoria) and at the Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria Fringe Festivals. In 1996, David began a teaching career in Burnaby, BC. Over the course of two decades, he directed students in 20 full-length plays and musicals, and more than 60 one-act plays performed for and by young people. His poems have been published in the Australian journal Studio and in the Canadian journal Grain. The Little Brudders of Miséricorde is his first novel.