Louis Druehl is the editor of The New Bamfielder and Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University where he taught and researched kelp for 36 years. His bestseller, Pacific Seaweeds (Harbour Publishing, 2001), introduced thousands to these little-appreciated plants. Louis continues a 40-year relationship with Japanese seaweed researchers. His first novel, Cedar, Salmon and Weed (Granville Island Publishing, 2015) received an Honourable Mention for the Whistler Independent Book Awards 2016. The Kawai Scrolls (Tidewater Press, 2017) is his second novel.