Born in New York City in 1941, Crawford Kilian grew up in Los Angeles and Mexico City. He graduated from Columbia University in 1962, and after serving in the US Army from 1963 to 1965, he moved the British Columbia in 1967. Since then he has taught at Capilano College in North Vancouver, B.C. Crawford Kilian has published nonfiction, children’s books, textbooks, and novels. The second edition of his book on the black pioneers of British Columbia will appear in 2008.