Larry Vaincourt has been published across Canada and the United States. His published volumes of prose and poetry include Rhymes and Reflections, Don’t Burn the Biffy, and Just a Common Soldier and Other Poems. Born in upstate New York, Vaincourt grew up as a farm boy in the rural setting of Covey Hill, Quebec, where he lived until he joined the Air Force in World War II as a Leading Aircraftsman. After serving as an aircraft mechanic and part-time entertainer, he returned to Quebec in 1946. He had a varied career, including working as a logger, news photographer (ABC News Pictures), civil servant, metallurgical photographer, and regular columnist for the Lachute Watchman.