CARLOTTA HACKER is the author of more than 20 books. She was born in England and evacuated to Canada during the Second World war. Her first career was as a historical researcher at London University. She then worked her way around the world, and on an Easter Island expedition met Canadian filmmaker Hector J. Lemieux, whom she later married. From then on she had three careers: writer, filmperson, and editor. She lives in London, Ontario.