Steve Rhinelander was born and raised in Wisconsin.  Throughout his adult life, he has studied Canadian history as a hobby.  He is particularly interested in the 1600s and 1700s, when explorers, fur traders, and missionaries from Quebec began to make contact with the indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes region.  He has retired from a career as an attorney in Washington, D.C., and now lives in Michigan with his wonderful and supportive wife, Laurie, a large collection of 1950s rockabilly music, and a bobble head doll of Milwaukee Brewer baseball great Robin Yount on his desk.  POUTINE AND GIN is his debut novel. 

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