J.D. Goossens is a stay-at-home dad for his son Louis in Dartmouth, NS. During the writing of his first novel To Lain Roads, J.D. waitered in restaurants Canada-wide ranging from white linen establishments to dark seedy bistros. Through his experiences he developed an appreciation of food, wine, mega-talented coworkers, and the human comedy. After an early draft of To Lain Roads was long-listed for the SFU Writer’s Studio 1st Book Prize, J.D. decided to see his work to publication.