Ian Whitelaw is a freelance writer living in British Columbia, Canada. He has been a keen angler since the moment he caught his first trout, fishing with his father in Wiltshire, England, at the age of eight. Over the years he has fished rivers, lakes, and the ocean in the UK, Canada, Kenya, India, Belize, and Mongolia. Ian has been a regular contributor of articles to fly-fishing websites and magazines, and has been the contributing editor on more than a dozen books on fishing.
Julie Spyropoulos is an artist and illustrator living in the south of England. She has a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art and a Diploma in Botanical Painting from the English Gardening School at Chelsea Physic Garden. Julie has painted for the Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society and for the Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society.