Agnes C. Laut was born in Huron County, Ontario, in 1871. She became a reporter and editorial writer for the Manitoba Free Press in the 1890s, then a wide-ranging travel writer. Her books include Lords of the North, Heralds of Empire, The Story of the Trapper, Pathfinders of the West, Vikings of the Pacific, Canada at the Crossroads, and The Romance of the Rails. She died in 1936.
Rosemary Neering is a Victoria-based writer, editor and photographer. She has published numerous articles in noted periodicals such as British Columbia Magazine, Canada’s History Magazine, and Western Living. Rosemary also has over 40 book-length publications to her name, including A Traveller’s Guide to Historic British Columbia and Down the Road. Her most recent publications include The Pig War: The Last Canada–US Border Conflict and British Columbia Bizarre: Stories, Whimsies, Facts and a Few Outright Lies from Canada's Wacky West Coast. When Rosemary isn’t travelling throughout BC looking for new stories, she enjoys time at home with her partner, Joe, and her cat.