The author, Fisal Ally, hails from La Penitence, a district in Georgetown, Guyana, and grew up in Canada. As a boy, he enjoyed his travels across Guyana, living amongst many cultures. He enjoyed riding in speedboats and on carnival floats. He cherishes his kite flying days and swimming in the American Indian village of Mainstay. His diverse back- ground has influenced his writing and he finds great satisfaction in bringing history to life through his writing by interweaving facts, real people and places with fictional characters.