Charles Demers is an author, comedian, voice actor, and playwright. He is one of the most frequently returning stars of CBC Radio’s smash-hit comedy The Debaters, with a weekly listening audience of 750,000. His collection of essays, Vancouver Special (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009), was shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non- Fiction Prize. He is also the author of The Horrors (Douglas & McIntyre, 2015), Property Values (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018) and Primary Obsessions (Douglas & McIntyre, 2020). The latter is Demers’ first book in the Doctor Annick Boudreau Mystery Series, for which he draws upon his own long-time experience with cognitive behavioural therapy. Demers lives in Vancouver, BC, with his wife and daughter.