In his high school and university years, Harvey spent his summers guiding whitewater raft trips on the Thompson and Fraser rivers, and relating historical lore and legends to his guest rafters.
Harvey received a Bachelor of Science degree from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, where his elective studies included the history of B.C. and of western Canada.
He works as a program manager for an international Information Technology consulting firm. Harvey also created the web's largest independent Kindle user forum, KBoards.com, which is popular with both readers and authors.
Harvey lives in Bellingham, Washington, with his wife, three daughters, a lovable golden retriever, and a stern cat. He enjoys walking mountain trails, learning blues guitar, and being surrounded by great books.
His first novel, Stone and Silt - a mystery based in 1860s British Columbia - was published in August 2013. Harvey's previously published works include five technical guides in the "For Dummies" series by Wiley Inc.