Hendrik Slegtenhorst’s essential interests reside in culture as the manifestation and foundation of societies – hence his continuing association with the arts, especially music and literature. His commitments have extended across executive management of local government and heritage institutions, board directorships in community development, senior management in higher education, corporate appointments at transnationals, extensive participation in cultural and artistic organizations, and his activities as a professional writer. By design, he has worked across Canada, as well in the United States, Europe, and Africa. Hendrik now concentrates principally on writing. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with his equally peripatetic wife.