Alberta-born Rosella Leslie's writing career began in 1980 after she moved to a small float house on an inlet 25 miles north of Sechelt. There she could develop her craft without being disturbed. Since then she has participated in on-going tutorials with Betty Keller and has attended writing workshops with Ian Slater and Daniel Wood. Her feature articles and short fiction have appeared in Western People Magazine Fiction, The Leader, Alive Canadian Journal of Health and Nutrition, and Coast News Weekender. Her published books include The Federov Legacy, Drift Child, The Goat Lady's Daughter, The Sunshine Coast: A Place to Be, two histories co-authored with Betty Keller-Bright Seas, Pioneer Spirits: The Sunshine Coast, and Sea Silver: Inside British Columbia's Salmon-Farming Industry, which was condensed and included in the award-winning book, Stain Upon the Sea Silver: Inside British Columbia's Salmon Farming Industry.