HEATHER'S LOVE OF STORYTELLING began on her parents' farm in Ontario where animals were great listeners and the source of many stories. After university, Heather moved west with fellow mountaineer Rolf Kellerhals to the mountains they both loved. Working with children in group and foster homes and then having a family kept her busy, but one ear was tuned to storytelling until her first book was published in 1975. Eventually Heather and Rolf waved goodbye to big city life in both Edmonton and Vancouver and moved to Quadra Island on the British Columbia coast with their two children. Here they found the life they loved, working on their farm and woodlot. And what stories of forest, mountains and sea were waiting to be told!