Bob Bent, author of Spy on Ice, was born in Amherst, lived most of his life in and around Lawrencetown, and now lives in Middleton and Cottage Cove, Nova Scotia. He has had stories published in The Nashwaak Review, All Rights Reserved, and Feathertale Review; a piece of nonfiction in The Barnstormer, and a series of travel/running articles in Run Nova Scotia Raconteur. A collection of whimsical stories for children and grandmothers, Have Yourself a Silly Little Christmas, illustrated by Andrea Wood, was published in 2013. A collection of serious short stories, The Last Time I Saw Alice was published in March 2018. He also has the largest collection of Russian Classical Music in Middleton.