Dan Green grew up in Saskatchewan where he received a well-rounded education from both Catholic nuns and Jesuit priests in Prince Albert and Regina. He graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba in 1969 and practiced for thirty-four years in West Vancouver before retiring in 2003. Since that time he has studied with the University of British Columbia Writing Centre in Vancouver and Blue Saltwater is his first novel. Dr. Green and his wife make their home in West Vancouver and Arizona.