LOUISE DONNELLY is the former garden and cookbook columnist for BC BookWorld and continues there as a
contributing editor. For many years she worked for an Okanagan Valley orchard fruit market as an in-house writer and book buyer. She lives in a log house on a small acreage that was once part of the historic BX Ranch and, as a keen but amateur backyard gardener, is delighted when the raspberries are ripe.
ALISON BECK has been gardening since she was a child. She has a diploma in Horticulture and a degree in Creative Writing. Alison is the coauthor of several best-selling gardening guides, and her books showcase her talent for practical advice and her passion for gardening.