Guntis Goncarovs is an analytical chemist by education and a historian by passion. He has studied Latvia and family history for over twenty years, sparked by his parents and grandparents stories of the old country. He has returned to his homeland on several occasions to explore the land which so consumed his attention.
Telmenu Saimnieks was Goncarovs' first published novel, derived from a compilation of the family stories and historical study. Educated in chemistry, Goncarovs enjoys plotting out his ancestral lineage. Goncarovs and his wife Joan, enjoy the wonders of New Hampshire with their dog, Sasha. Aquatic and terrestrial gardening, spotted with trying to keep up with three grown daughters keeps them hopping.