Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island on November 30, 1874. Raised by her maternal grandparents, she attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown and obtained her teaching certificate. She later studied literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She eventually married Ewan Macdonald, a Presbyterian minister, whom she had 3 sons with. She published 12 books in her career and countless journals.
Benjamin Lefebvre received his Ph.D. in English from McMaster University and is director of the L.M. Montgomery Reserach Group. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.