Piotr Siedlecki the author of the book My Experiments with Dreams, was born in Poland in 1948, in the textile city of Poland. After graduating from Textile University in Lodz with a Masters degree in velveteen, he moved with his family (two daughters, Marlena and Krystyna; his wife, Bozenna; and a dog, Aga) to Germany in June 1987. Because Germany was not an immigration country, he decided not to return to Poland, but instead to immigrate to America. First he tried to immigrate to the USA and New Zealand, but with no success. Thanks to Canadian sponsors from the Polish Catholic Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba in January 1990, he and his family immigrated to Canada. After living for about two years in St. Catharines, Ontario he and his family moved to British Columbia, where he settled; he now lives in Port Moody.