E.K. Wicher is the pen name of Giles Morrell, who was born in London, England and immigrated to Canada in 1981. He lived in Calgary Alberta for several years before moving east to Chelsea, Quebec, and more recently to Saint Adele in the Laurentians. By profession a geologist, he published his first novel,The Leda late in 2020 on a geological theme. The Blackwater Sailing Club is his second effort. Both are set in west Quebec.