Don Levers was born and raised in the Fraserview area of Vancouver in 1954. This neighbourhood was filled with the children of veterans from World War II.
In 1978 Don moved to Kelowna B.C. After his daughters were born, Don would make stories for them. Then, in 1985 he self-published his children’s book, “Ogopogo the Misunderstood Lake Monster.” It has since sold more than 30,000 copies.
In 1987 Don began work on Loot for the Taking, a novel inspired by actual events.
Life got in the way, and in 2016, Don returned to his writing passion and completed Loot for the Taking. Don was honoured by the Vancouver Public Library as an upcoming Indie author and was featured in the library’s 2017 annual report.
In June 2019, Don fulfilled a lifelong dream of going to Normandy, France, to see where his father had landed on Juno Beach on D-Day 1944.
Don’s new book Our Fathers’ Footsteps results from conversations, interviews and research Don conducted during and after his trip to France. He hopes the stories in Our Fathers’ Footsteps will inspire other families to take a walk in their Father’s Footsteps. To help them realize how lucky they are to be alive today.
Don has been married for 45 years. He and his wife currently live outside Edmonton, Alberta.
During a recent interview with Ryan Jespersen on his Remembrance Day podcast at Real Talk, Ryan said: