After ten years in Toronto and ten years in Copenhagen, Douglas returned to Cape Breton where he resides at the Bras d'Or Lake. Fluent in Danish, he has a degree in theatre from York University and has worked in professional theatre in both Toronto and Copenhagen. Douglas is past-president of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia. He conducts professional development writing workshops. He has been writer-in-residence at Boularderie Elementary and Florence Elementary Schools. He currently is Second Vice-Chair of The Writers' Union of Canada, is past president of The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia. Douglas is the author of 5 books.