Jeff Kelland is a fifty-eight-year-old native of St. John’s, Newfoundland, where he lives, loves and creates alongside his wife Christina. A lifelong student of the human condition, with an insatiable interest in how and why things are as they are, he possesses a genuine concern for the welfare of people and society as a whole. Jeff has a fierce passion for the written word, and though Grace Ungiven is his first novel of fiction, he is a talented, experienced writer of innumerable essays, magazine articles, newspaper editorials, poetry and prose, appearing in a variety of publications over the years. He holds a first-class honours BA in philosophy, an MSc in Community Health from the School of Medicine at Memorial University, and has published a ground-breaking thesis. He is also an accomplished public speaker for various provincial causes and Canadian conferences, and a veteran singer-songwriter and entertainer for over thirty years.