FRANCES HERN grew up in Birmingham, England near Tolkien territory. An avid reader and writer, she now lives in Calgary, Alberta, and Golden, BC, where she writes poetry, non-fiction and children’s fiction. Although she didn’t enjoy high school history she has come to realize how strongly the past influences the present and aims to write historical fiction and non-fiction that will entertain readers. Please visit www.franceshern.ca
One of the world's top surgeons and an international humanitarian, Norman Bethune risked his life to deliver blood to the front lines. He is revered in China as a hero, where he was a personal friend of Chairman Mao Zedong, and his unceasing and inventive work established a lasting bond between his adopted people and this heroic Canadian.