Patrick Taylor, MD is a medical researcher (now retired) turned best-selling author. He is also Professor Emeritus at University of British Columbia. He has written or contributed to 170 academic papers and six textbooks and also served as editor-in-chief of the Canadian Obstetrics and Gynaecology Journal, as well as writing several medical humour columns and serving as book reviewer for Stitches: The Journal of Medical Humour. Apart from this, he has published eight books of creative writing, all set in Northern Ireland.
Born in Northern Ireland, Taylor moved to Canada to work in the field of human fertility. He now divides his time between Canada and Ireland.