EDWARD BUTTS was born in Toronto, but grew up in Guelph, Ontario, and has always considered it his hometown. He attended the University of Waterloo and spent eight years teaching at a school in the Dominican Republic.
Edward has written more than twenty books for both adults and young audiences. They include Simon Girty: Wilderness Warrior, Wrong Side of the Law, and Behind the Badge: Crime Fighters Through History. Several of his books have been nominated for awards. Ed also wrote the lyrics for educational songs for children. As a freelance writer, Edward has contributed articles to many publications, including, The Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail, and The Guelph Mercury.
He lives in Guelph with his daughter and grandson.