Born and raised in Bear River, Nova Scotia, Mike Parker has been called Nova Scotia’s Storyteller, a reference to the diversity of themes covered in his many books of popular history. The best-selling author has been researching and writing about his native province for more than twenty years. This is his thirteenth book. Mike is affiliated with the Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies at Saint Mary’s University as a research associate. He is a graduate of Acadia University and a long-time resident of Dartmouth.