|About the Book|
Paul Romanuk grew up in Oshawa, Ontario, where he had his first experience as a broadcaster. “As a kid, I used to call play-by-play during road hockey games and — with the sound turned down — on Saturday nights,” recalls Paul. He never really thought he could make a living doing this. But one day while in university, the campus radio station where he was working needed someone to call play-by-play of a local hockey game. Paul said “I can do that.” And he did, thus starting his career as a broadcaster.Paul’s big break into writing came from former Scholastic author Brian McFarlane. In the late 1980s, he was helping Brian research one of his many hockey books. Brian was approached to do a Hockey Superstars. “He was too busy, but suggested that I could do it . . . I’m still at it!” says Paul.He enjoys it when adults tell him that they used to order the Hockey Superstars book every year from the school book club — and how some of them still buy it for their younger brothers, sisters, cousins or even their own children!Paul now lives in England where he continues to work as a writer and broadcaster. He still follows the NHL, of course, even though hockey’s not as popular in the United Kingdom. And, even though he has a passion for hockey, he’s developed a new love for soccer, which is extremely popular in his new home country.Paul currently lives in London, England, with his wife Kari and two beautiful golden retrievers named Stanley and London.