Ed Poole is a second-generation toy soldier collector who somehow avoided the plight of many in the hobby who had their treasure trove of toy figures tossed away when leaving home for college or elsewhere. He moved the figures with him from place to place, and after retiring from a 37-year engineering career, ramped-up his toy soldier collecting hobby. His emphases are medieval, western, and historical/literary figures in both metal and plastic. His primary focus has been on a childhood favorite, the Britains Swoppet Knights, and as the collection matured his effort shifted to the writing of this book
In addition to toy soldier collecting, Ed enjoys family time with his wife, Sheryl, and their two grown kids, James and Amanda, traveling, reading historical fiction, and serving in his church and Bible Study Fellowship. He and Sheryl live in Sugar Land, Texas.