Frances Hern

Frances Hern (1951–2015) was born in Birmingham, England, near Tolkien territory. An avid reader and writer, she moved to Canada in 1973 and lived most of her life in Golden, BC. She wrote poetry, non-fiction, and children’s fiction, including Engraved: Canadian Stories of World War One; Yip Sang and the First Chinese Canadians; Arctic Explorers: In Search of the Northwest Passage; and Norman Bethune: The Incredible Life and Tragic Death of a Revered Canadian Doctor. Although she didn’t enjoy high school history, she came to realize how strongly the past influences the present and aimed to share her knowlege in entertaining works of historical fiction and non-fiction.