Born in Halifax, Sally Ross has a B.Sc. and an M.A. from Dalhousie University and a Licence dès Lettres and her doctorate from the Université François-Rabelais in Tours, France. After teaching the history and culture of French Canada for 10 years, she has specialized in Acadian studies and lived from her pen since 1983. She co-authored with Alphonse Deveau the prizing-winning book The Acadians of Nova Scotia which was also published in French. Her book Les Écoles Acadiennes en Nouvelle-Écosse, 1758-2000, published by the Université de Moncton, traces the struggles for French-language education in Nova Scotia. She has translated 15 books and written numerous articles. For over 10 years, she has worked in various capacities for the Société Promotion Grand-Pré and from 2009 to 2012 served as media relations person. She is secretary of Les Amis de Grand-Pré and a member of the Commission de l’Odyssée Acadienne dedicated to the international commemoration of the Deportation.