John David Hamilton is an award-winning journalist, author, and broadcaster who now lives near Lake Simcoe, north of Toronto. His grandfather was a pioneer cattle dealer who first visited Winnipeg at the start of the railroad boom in 1881. His father was a homesteader on the virgin prairie. He himself was conceived on a bush cattle ranch in Manitoba and spent his early years in remote settlements with his mother who was a frontier school teacher.
Bonnie Dickie, a native of Alberta, has lived in Winnipeg for twelve years. Prior to her arrival in the windy city she worked in Australia and the Northwest Territories as a teacher and CBC radio announcer. She is an award-winning film and video director whose films have taken her to China, Spain, and most recently Africa.