Margie Taylor was born and raised in Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario. Her mother passed away when she was young, leaving Margie and her father to raise her two sisters. She learned to read at three and took up jogging at 27 — those remain her hobbies. Formerly the host of CBC’s Wild Rose Country, The Eyeopener and The Homestretch in Alberta, as well as the producer and host of numerous CBC radio shows in Vancouver, Taylor has been a freelancer and contributor to the Calgary Herald and The Globe and Mail and is the author of three books, including Displaced Persons, a novel based on true events. Taylor now makes her home in Guelph, Ontario.