Daphne Sleigh was born in Ewell, Surrey, England, and moved to Vancouver in 1957. She became interested in BC history during the province’s 1971 centennial, for which she co-wrote a history of Maple Ridge. She won the Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal from the BC Historical Federation in 1984 for her book Discovering Deroche. She has written three histories and three biographies, including The Man Who Saved Vancouver. Daphne lives in Deroche, BC, with her husband, Francis.