About the Author

       Fr. Matthew Penney’s dreams of being a writer began with a question to his father at age 12: “Can I be a priest and a writer?” And thus his journey began. Half Newfoundlander himself, it was his personal experiences of ‘The Rock’ that inspired the story. He is an Orthodox priest in the Canadian diocese of ROCOR. He and his Matushka Catherine reside in Ontario, Canada, where Fr. Matthew is completing his PhD in Byzantine Education.