Charles Mossop lives on the east coast of Vancouver Island with his wife, their cat, two parrots and a cockatoo. His hobbies, which he enjoys when he is not writing, are gardening, sailing and playing classical guitar. Recently retired from a thirty-two-year career in post-secondary education which provided him with numerous opportunities to travel to Asia and Europe, Charles writes non-fiction magazine articles on international business and historical fiction set in Ming Dynasty China and eighteenth century Europe. He is the author of the Magistrate Lin mystery stories and the Captain Square Mysteries. His stories have appeared in "Flashshot", "Over my Dead Body" and "Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine." He is editor and columnist for the historical fiction department of "The Muse Marquee" magazine and is a chapter contributor to the writers' resource book "The Muse on Writing" slated for release by Double Dragon Publishers in 2006.