About the Author
Joel B. Kerr is the author of Carved in Stone, a pictorial survey of Hamilton, Ontario’s oldest apartment buildings. He was a lawyer for thirty-six years. His second book, Caught!: The Travels and Travails of John W. Kerr, Fisheries Overseer, 1812 -1888 was released in March of 2021.
He lived in Hamilton with his wife, Deborah. They have two adult daughters. Joel passed away in May 2021 from mantle cell lymphoma and is missed dearly by his family and friends. His two books, and research for a third - a fictionalized account of Hamilton's infamous rum runner (and Joel's great uncle), Ben Kerr - were a labour of love in his final years.