As a young man I journeyed overland across the Middle east and Asia through Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, India, and Nepal. I was fortunate to have walked in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Marco Polo, and the Buddha himself.
I taught martial arts at the University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada, and qigong at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Eventually, I moved to Hong Kong where I worked as a bouncer in a prominent night club for almost a year, before securing work in the film industry as an actor and stuntman.
After returning to Canada I became a professional firefighter and now reside in Toronto with my two children. I continue to work, train, teach, and to write.
Vincent Pratchett, a Toronto firefighter, is a first novelist whose book has been chosen for the U.S.’s 2014 World Book Night. He made front page news of the Toronto Star on Monday December 30, 2013 for his new book The Raven’s Warrior – Vincent Pratchett – The Raven’s Warrior – Toronto Star Article