Gordon Bagshaw, a stay-at-home dog parent of two beautiful shelties, is also a Canadian author and illustrator. Gord grew up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Being unable to participate in common sports as a child, due to Nemaline Myopathy*, he honed in on other various skills in art and music. Having a natural storyteller for a father, he developed his own vivid imagination and gravitated towards the talent of cartooning at a young age. After graduating with honours in creative arts with an emphasis in film and animation, He went onto theological studies and serviced as a youth minister for 12 years in the Anglican Church of Canada.
Today, he resides in São Paulo, Brazil with his wife, where he teaches English for business, travel and continued education. Besides creating the Frodo the Sheltie series, Gordon illustrated Sarah Elvidge’s children book Sleepy Time for Mammals; a 2014 L.M. Montgomery Literature for Children Award winner.