Trudy, daughter of Ralph Edwards, continues the Lonesome Lake story. She, her husband and daughter carried on the work with the trumpeter swans that Ralph had begun. The book tells of their life on the isolated farm they built for themselves in the Chilcotin wilderness. Trudy's father is Ralph Edwards, a pioneer settler, who came to public attention in the early 20's when he spotlighted the plight of the Trumpeter Swans which were then in danger of extinction. He was appointed bird warden by the Canadian Wildlife Service. This work is now carried on by his daughter, Trudy. The lives of Trudy, her husband Jack, and their daughter Susan, now 17, complete the trio whose adventures and experiences are recounted in this fascinating story.
Halifax born Ruth M (Jones) McVeigh lives in Black Creek on Vancouver Island. She began her career in writing as a cub reporter with the Halifax Mail and Herald. In 1960 while living in Orillia, Ontario, she and her first husband founded the Mariposa Folk Festival which is now in its 16th year.