D. Burton Smith has worked as a chartered accountant, general manager, university educator and productivity consultant. Over the course of his career he visited at least a hundred companies to examine their factories, products and records to help optimize their operations. He has written hundreds of reports, cases, articles and teaching notes over a sixty-year career, but for the first time he was writing from what was in his head.
After losing his cherished wife of sixty-three years, Jean Isobel, to leukemia, Don joined a writing group called The Centre Wellington Writers (thewellies.com). He still attends to this day.
Don has six children, fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren (and counting). He lives in Elora, Ontario, with a longtime friend and new life-partner, Carol Eliza.