James Keith Nisbet Gale was born to Dawn Nisbet and Richard Wry in Saint John, New Brunswick at the now-imploded General Hospital on April 9th, 1977. Dawn re-married computer programmer analyst James Gale when Keith was young, who remained as Keith's father through his life. Throughout high school, Keith's main extracurricular activities were all associated with music; he played tuba in the St. Mary's Regiment Band which required him to become a member of the American Federation on Musicians union. Keith graduated with high honours from Sir James Dunn Academy, the public high school in St. Andrews, New Brunswick and he continued on, awarded with the Gilbert Ganong scholarship, to the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. While in university, Keith fronted Little Green House, an alternative grunge band which recorded a demo and then broke up to be reformed as Whey. Whey played two shows and then fell apart. Due to an aquired aversion to advanced technology, Keith quit school to return to St. Andrews where he worked as a waiter at the Pickled Herring and Chef's Cafe. Looking for purpose, Keith left to Calgary, Alberta with his long-time girlfriend Tabatha Blaney. While working in fast food and as a busboy, Keith was encouraged to try writing poetry after attending a single reading at Words Cappucino Bar and Book Store on the corner of 17th and 17th SW. His first attempt at prose poetry, "Drivel", was regarded with high acclaim. After only three readings Keith was approched by Alberta writer William R. Coombes with a contract to publish Keith's first two books. Striken with homesickness, Keith and Tabatha returned to Fredericton where Keith washed dishes and then managed a video and convience store. After six months on the back burner, "The Endtimes" was finally published.