HOWARD WHITE was born in 1945 in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He was raised in a series of camps and settlements on the BC coast and never got over it. He is still to be found stuck barnacle-like to the shore at Pender Harbour, BC. He started Harbour Publishing in 1974. Some of his books include The Men There Were Then, The Sunshine Coast, Patrick and the Backhoe, The Airplane Ride, Writing in the Rain, A Mysterious Humming Noise and Here on the Coast. He has been awarded the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, the Order of BC and the Order of Canada.