Gerry O'Brien was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. After high school, O'Brien traveled to Africa, and later returned to his native province to obtain a degree from York University. Shortly after university he became a teacher, and after teaching for a few years in Ontario, O'Brien and his wife moved to Argyle Shore, Prince Edward Island. In recent years he and his wife have moved back to Ontario to be near family. O'Brien works as a substitute teacher and spends lots of time writing. O'Brien began his writing career out of his love of reading funny stories to his students. He started out by writing a one-act play, and after asking his students for suggestions, Bubba Begonia was born.
First Prize, Theatre Prince Edward Island's New Voices Playwriting Competition for One Act Plays for Bubba Begonia, You'll Be Sorry! (1998).
Toronto, ON; Argyle Shore, PEI