Peter McElwain grew up in Toronto, and as an architect he devoted thirty years to creating outstanding schools and learning environments for students in the United States and Canada. His experience also includes student mentoring and serving on the Board of Directors of the London Regional Children’s Museum in London, Ontario, for several years. Peter and his wife, Darlene, live by Lake Conroe in Montgomery, Texas. They have a grown daughter upon whose exciting childhood the character Kris Marie is based. Peter is president of PHM Creative Studio and his hobbies include the arts, sports, and the great outdoors.