Andrea Baston grew up in Gravenhurst, Ontario. A lawyer, she obtained a B.A.(Hons.) in English Literature from York University and an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa. Andrea practised law with the Ministry of the Attorney General in Toronto until retirement, after which she began writing about Muskoka’s local history. Andrea and her family live in Toronto and Gravenhurst.
Candis Jones grew up in Gravenhurst. She earned a B.A. ( Hons.) in Fine Arts at York University and a Bachelor of Education at the University of Toronto. As a secondary school teacher in York Region, she taught visual art and photography. Now retired and again living in Gravenhurst, she lives between the sites of two of the former TB sanatoria.