Robert Feagan


Born in Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories (NWT),  Robert Feagan grew up accompanying his father on RCMP patrols of the Mackenzie Delta by dog team. With his father in the RCMP, Robert had the opportunity to live in and visit all of Canada's provinces and territories, and while most of his life has been spent in the North (Yellowknife, Cambridge Bay and Inuvik), Robert has also lived in Ontario, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Alberta.

After graduating from Dalhousie University in 1982, Robert worked in Yellowknife, Cambridge Bay and Inuvik.  His work has allowed him to travel extensively, and he was struck by how little most Canadians actually knew about the northern territories of their own country.

His first novel, Napachee, was inspired by a desire to teach young people more about the north in an entertaining but realistic fashion. Through its use of northern languages, culture and geography, Napachee has become a popular resource for the northern studies at many schools across Canada.  Robert returned to the Canadian north with Mystery at Shildii Rock, and his novel, Arctic Thunder, was shortlisted for a 2012 Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award and was the runner up for the Golden Eagle Children's Choice Book Award. It was also nominated for a 2012 Rocky Mountain Book Award, selected by the Canadian Children's book Centre for its annual Best Books for Kids and Teens list, and listed by CBC as one of the top 100 young adult books that make you proud to be Canadian.

Robert has five children: Robin, Joshua, Michael, Tandia and Maya, and currently resides with his wife Shiela in Edmonton, Alberta.

Edmonton Rush Offensive Coach Todd Lorenz and Assistant Captain Jimmy Quinlan attended the launch of Arctic Thunder on September 26, 2010 in St. Albert. Both men are featured in the novel.

Click here to view the Arctic Thunder book trailer.