Backyard History is written by a Frederictonian turned world traveller who has backpacked through 37 countries on five continents.
The author studied History at Fredericton's University of New Brunswick, proceeding onwards towards a Masters at Dalhousie University in Halifax.
He began writing these articles by researching obscure moments in The Maritimes' history in an effort to stay sane in the early days of the pandemic, when the whole world stopped. After a story about New Brunswick's own sea monster exploded in popularity, newspapers reached out asking if they could pay him to write newspaper articles about Maritimes history.
Now the Backyard History column runs as a weekly feature in 14 newspapers across The Maritimes, and it's all because of a sea monster.