Rob Benvie is the author of the novels Bleeding Light, Maintenance, and Safety of War. His writing has appeared with McSweeney’s, Dazed, Vice, Joyland, The Puritan, CNQ, the Best Canadian Essays series, and been produced widely for film, music, and television. He has worked as a dishwasher, gas station attendant, rock ‘n roll musician, ghostwriter, soundtrack producer, screenwriter, credit ratings publishing specialist, and advertising “creative,” among myriad other humiliations. He has CanSail Level 2 certification. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, he currently lives in Toronto.