Ted Ferguson was born and raised in Victoria, BC. For ten years, he worked as a newspaper reporter, television critic, sports columnist, and magazine writer in several cities across Canada, before becoming a full-time freelance writer 30 years ago. His articles have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Reader’s Digest, Canadian Business, enRoute, and the Imperial Oil Review. He has published eight books, including the Alberta Non-Fiction Book Award winner, Desperate Siege. His book Blue Cuban Nights was published in 2006.
His humorous memoir, Back Roads, was published by NeWest in 2008.
His newest book, Strange Days: Tales From Canada's Wildest Decade, was released by NeWest in May 2011.