Ted Ferguson was born and raised in Victoria, BC. For ten years, he worked as a newspaper reporter, television critic, sports columnist, and magazine writer in several cities across Canada, before becoming a full-time freelance writer 30 years ago. His articles have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Reader s Digest, Canadian Business, enRoute, and the Imperial Oil Review. He has published seven books, including the Alberta Non-Fiction Book Award winner, Desperate Siege. His last book, Blue Cuban Nights, was published in 2006.