Mary Byers is the author of Longuissa, the story of a heritage summer home on Georgian Bay, and co-author of six books: True Newfoundlanders: Early Homes and Families of Newfoundland and Labrador; Atlantic Hearth: Early Homes and Families in Nova Scotia; Tavern in the Town: Early Inns and Taverns of Ontario; The Governor's Road: Early Buildings and Families from Mississauga to London; Homesteads: Early Buildings from Kingston to Toronto; and Rural Roots: Pre-Confederation Buildings of the York Region of Ontario. She summers on Lake Simcoe.
John de Visser's photographs have been collected in more than forty books. His outstanding collections for the Boston Mills Press include Newfoundland Souvenir, Spirit of the Garden, Rideau, At the Water's Edge, Summer Cottages, Muskoka, Georgian Bay, Grand River Reflections, Credit River Valley, and 1000 Islands. In 1994 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communication.