Mike Parker was born and raised in Bear River, Nova Scotia, a village steeped
in guiding lore. First taken in the woods in a pack basket, Mike attended the
province’s inaugural Professional Guides School in the early 1980s where he
qualified for a master guide license. He once operated Nebooktook Outfitters,
guiding wilderness canoe trips into the Land of the Tent Dwellers. His three
most recent books were bestsellers – Gold Rush Ghost Towns of Nova Scotia,
Buried in the Woods: Sawmill Ghost Towns of Nova Scotia and
Ghost Islands of Nova Scotia.