Born in Libya to British/Canadian parents, Ian Loome grew up dividing time between England, Greece, Angola and Canada. He describes his childhood as “bizarre,” at least in part due to undiagnosed ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder-1.
After years in and out (often by expulsion) of various schools, he got a job at a weekly newspaper. He spent the next twenty-four years in weekly and daily journalism, winning national recognition as a reporter and editor. He has interviewed or covered a wide range of major figures, including U.S. Presidents, three Canadian Prime Ministers, Hollywood stars, blues legends, and award-winning authors. He has won national recognition for news reporting, feature news writing and editing.
“I grew up in a household where it wasn’t uncommon for everyone to read four or five books a week, across genres, and so I write in numerous styles. Quinn is largely a result of loving Fletch, Spenser and Jim Rockford as a kid. Brennan is the redheaded stepchild of writers like Ken Follett, Robert Ludlum and Frederick Forsyth. The Cafe Girl has more in common with Graham Greene and Patricia Highsmith than anything contemporary. I like to mix it up.”
He lives in Canada with his partner, Lori, an environmental scientist. They have a household full of adopted pets. In his spare time, Loome reads, plays blues guitar, pickleball and golf, and enjoys cooking.