James M. Anderson is professor emeritus at the University of Calgary. As a guide and resource person, Anderson has designed and accompanied numerous adult-education tours to European countries. He authored Spain: 1001 Sights and co-authored Portugal: 1001 Sights with M. Sheridan Lea, both for the University of Calgary Press.
M. Sheridan Lea has a B.A. in French and an M.A. in historical linguistics. She lived and worked in France for many years and brings a profound knowledge and love of the country to the pages of this book. She co-authored Portugal: 1001 Sights with James M. Anderson.