Since the age of twelve, Frances Clay Welwood’s ambition has been to write a book. In 1990, she encountered Annie Garland Foster and this dream slowly became a reality. They never met, as Foster passed away in 1974 at the age of ninety-nine, but Welwood spent nearly two decades painstakingly researching and gathering the details of this enigmatic woman’s life and her important contribution to Canadian history. Welwood is an accomplished historian and has written articles for BC History (previously BC Historical News), Manitoba History, Resolutions: Journal of the Maritime Museum of BC, and local news media. She has recently been awarded the 2010 Yandle Prize for best article in British Columbia History for her story about Lukin Johnston. Passing Through Missing Pages is Welwood’s first book. Frances lives in Nelson, BC.