M. R. Montgomery, award-winning writer for the "Boston Globe", has been a journalist for 30 years and is the author of 5 previous books. He graduated from Stanford University and the University of Oregon with degrees in American history. A native of Montana, Montgomery lives in Boston.
Budge Wilson was born in Halifax in 1927 and now lives in a fishing village on Nova Scotia's South Shore. A former commercial artist and photographer, she has written more than twenty books, many of them for children and young adults, and has been published in a dozen countries. "The Leaving," a winning entry in the 1981 CBC Canadian Literary Awards, is included in The Leaving (1990).