is the author of The First Stone
,winner of the Ann Connor Brimer Award and the White Pine Award. His first novel,Of Things Not Seen
, also won the Ann Connor Brimer Award and theCanadian Authors Association Lilla Stirling Award. Stranger at Bay
, hissecond novel, was shortlisted for several major awards. Don Aker has worked as ateacher for over 20 years and lives in Nova Scotia with his family.