A former resident of New York City, Jacob has recently moved back to his hometown of Toronto. Scheier published work in a number of Canadian literary magazines and was co-editor of the York University literary magazine Existere prior to publishing More to Keep Us Warm. He is the son of poet Libby Scheier. He is also a regular contributor to the Toronto alternative weekly NOW. He is currently preparing to teach a course on writing creatively about grief at Ryerson University's School of Continuing Education.