Gary Roy is a freelance journalist antique dealer and accredited fine art appraiser living in the Niagara Region of Ontario. He was graduated from the University of Toronto (Hon. BA 1972) in English Language and Literature. Gary was selected to participate in the U of T Writer’s Seminar mentored by novelist David Godfrey and received an Ontario Arts Council grant. He has worked as a freelance journalist and editor for various Canadian and American publications. A long association with the antiques and fine art trade qualified him for membership in the International Society of Appraisers. His numerous assignments included a technical consultancy with the Canadian Department of Justice for art valuation cases. He is a member of the Historical Novel Society and an associate member of the Historical Harp Society of Ireland. Babylon Hill is his first novel.