Chuck Crabbe grew up in Guelph, Puslinch, and Belle River Ontario, Canada. His mother Ann, a midwife, and his father Patrick, a truck terminal manager, encouraged his sense of adventure, independence, and curiosity.
Following five years as a student and varsity athlete at the University of Windsor he signed a contract with the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes, the fulfillment of a dream he had cherished since childhood. Shortly after, a serious illness and personal upheaval changed the course of his life.
In the year 2000 Chuck accepted a teaching contract and moved to Syros, Greece, an island in the fabled Aegean Sea. Here he travelled extensively and studied the works of Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Friedrich Nietzsche, and James Joyce. His subsequent work and travel experiences have included time in England, France, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Malaysia.
At the age twenty-eight Chuck began work on his first novel, As a Thief in the Night, a labour of love that would last eight years. He holds a black sash in Wing Chun and Sanshou Kung fu under Sifu Hugh Wilson and currently works as a teacher with the Peel District School Board.
Chuck lives in Brampton, Ontario with his wife Lesley and their children.
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall. Only an act of shameful impiety offers Ezra Mignon escape and eventual salvation. But can he betray, and even murder, the God that his community worships? And can he live with the divine blood on his hands?