"Lawrence was quite possibly the most remarkable woman in Canada. Certainly she was a remarkable nature writer."
- Pat Barclay, Books in Canada
"She was a premier speciman of a vital breed: the amateur naturalist. Her 7 books, 17 scientific papers, scores of magazine articles and over 500 reviews have all been based on her close and tireless observation of bird and animal behaviour."
- Merilyn Mohr, Harrowsmith
About the authors
Born in Wales, Judith Lawrence trained as a registered nurse. In Canada, she was a sister of The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, and assisted prayer groups and conducted spiritual retreats. She now lives in Bracebridge, Ontario. Along with practising daily prayer and meditation, she is dedicated to the pursuit of adult literacy and is a volunteer tutor.
Aleta Karstad was born (1951) and grew up in Guelph, Ontario, but lived as a girl in Wisconsin and Georgia as her father studied wildlife pathology. Her formal art training was at Central Technical School, Toronto, where she studied watercolour under Doris McCarthy.