Author Tom Dirsa grew up on the tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. After graduating from university, he moved to Alberta, Canada for two years, which became a lifetime. After a successful career as a teacher, basketball coach, and a school administrator that took him and his wife, Margaret, to New England, Saskatchewan, and many communities throughout Alberta, they retired to Leduc, Alberta in 2008.
Tom has published a series of children picture books based on true incidents involving one of Tom's grandsons who was diagnosed with ADHD early in his life. BJ is a real person who has a quick wit and is full of energy. He has made numerous presentations to Teacher Conventions based on his books and experience with ADHD children. Tom is currently available to do Facetime/Skype presentations to classrooms about writing. Writes for all age levels. Children picture books aged 6 to 11, Historical articles for adults, and Social Studies articles for middle age students.