Vanessa Brown has lived her entire life in London, Ontario. Her previous books include The Grand Old Lady: A History of Hotel London and London: 150 Cultural Moments, which was honored by the Ontario Heritage Trust. She is married to Canadian poet Jason Dickson, and together they own Brown & Dickson Booksellers.
"Brown has done an admirable job of compiling a tremendous amount of information and combing through clues in order to provide an intriguing possibility." -- Winnipeg Free Press