Susan Dobbie was born in Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1957. She received a B.A. (English) from Simon Fraser University as a mature student. She has written newspaper and magazine articles, When Eagles Call, and a children's story for Parks Canada titled "Jimmy Goes Home." For fourteen years she was a docent at Langley Centennial Museum, where she developed her interest in early Pacific Northwest history. Now retired, she lives in Langley, BC.