Brock Martin, a retired captain, served ten years as a Canadian Forces Search & Rescue pilot before his current role. The Canadian Forces gave him the opportunity to travel many areas of Canada and gain an immense appreciation of his country. He has been involved in operations across Canada, including the high arctic. He attributes his love of the outdoors and the desire to seek out adventure to his free-spirited upbringing in the wilds of Northern Ontario.
Brock is fascinated with historical fiction, the ability to learn of past thrilling epic adventure through the eyes of fictional characters. He was captivated when he learned the very ships that fought the dreaded U-boats were built in small communities like Collingwood.
He wrote Side Launch to bring Canadian heroism to light in a fast-paced, action-packed story.
The Battle of the Atlantic was a massive achievement of Canadian perseverance, dedication and sacrifice of its men and women.