Kem Luther has lived in Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Ontario. He and his musician wife, Jeanne, moved to Metchosin in 2005.
Now retired, Kem is a writer, an avid gardener, and a volunteer with several organizations, including the Metchosin Foundation, the Metchosin Biodiversity Project, the CRD, and the Southern Vancouver Island Mycological Society. He often gives lectures to/does guided walks for local natural history groups.
Before his retirement Kem was a college/university teacher and administrator. He was the first Dean of the Communication, Culture, and Information Technology program, a joint venture between the University of Toronto and Sheridan College that now enrolls a thousand students.
Kem studied and taught philosophy for many years (Ph.D., University of Chicago). After moving to Canada in 1981, he switched fields, becoming a Professor of Computer Science at Ontario's Sheridan College (M.Sc., ABD University of Toronto).
He began writing for non-academic readers in the early 1990s. Besides his four books, Kem occasionally writes for small magazines and newspapers. His essays have appeared in Saturday Night, Queen's Quarterly, and The Globe and Mail. One of his articles, a finalist in the Canadian National Magazine Awards in 1997, was for several years excerpted in Harcourt-Brace's student writing guide.
Go to Kem's Books page for more info and Amazon links.