Sharry Wilson has been an avid follower of Neil Young's work for over 40 years and was in the audience for his iconic first performance at Massey Hall in 1971. She is a longtime contributor to Broken Arrow, the quarterly magazine of the Neil Young Appreciation Society. She has worked for many years as a professional proofreader in the publishing and advertising industries. Born and raised in Toronto, she currently lives just north of the city with her husband. Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years is her first book.