Pierre Chatillon has published poems, novels, short stories, essays and his autobiography, entitled The Sand Castle. He is also a very prolific composer. He lives in Quebec (Canada) and is a part-time resident on Anna Maria Island (Florida). Some of these poems figure in schoolbooks in Quebec and Alberta, as well as in anthologies in France, Senegal, Mexico, Iceland and China. Most of the poems inside the pages of Facing the Sea have been composed on Anna Maria Island, Florida.