Born in 1911, Jim Coleman grew up in the 1920s criss-crossing North America to attend hockey games and horse races, thanks to his father's job with the CPR. Coleman's newspaper career began with the Winnipeg Tribune, but he spent most of his career in Toronto where he eventually wrote a syndicated column for Southam News. Later, he wrote a sports nostalgia column for the Vancouver Province. He wrote three previous books: Hockey is Our Game, A Hoofprint on My Heart and Long Ride on a Hobby-Horse. Jim Coleman passed away in 2000.