Ray Love's family settled in Muskoka in 1875. His great grandfather built a highly successful resort business. The story of the seminal resort formed the background for his first book Elgin House, Lake Joseph Past and Present.
Ray Love grew up in Muskoka and returned to pursue a career in education. He taught History, Geography and Economics in secondary schools in Toronto and Muskoka. He finished his career as a school administrator. Ray has always been interested in the history of the Muskoka region, and since retirement has embarked on sharing his passion with his readers.