Karl Mearns is a retired high school physical education teacher, and antique dealer, who spent most of his free time coaching and running youth athletic programs in his community. He attended the University of Richmond and McMaster University. His interests are sports, writing, antiques and art. He resides in Southern Ontario.
His many years of teaching, coaching and single parenting, helped prepare the author for the emotional task of writing his novel DYAD. He propels the reader through the full gamut of emotions as Coach Ken Calhoun and his daughter Kelly fight to reclaim her lost twin brother. Mearns coaching expertise is front and center as Calhoun battles the US and East German governments and their array of high performance drugs. He must keep his daughter's Olympic team clean. But did the East Germans go too far?