Gerry Bowler is an historian with eclectic interests. His writings range from academic texts on sixteenth-century Europe to musings on the dangers of the Teletubbies. He is the only historian whose work is included in both The Encyclopedia of the Renaissance and The Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. He has published articles on Wayne Gretzky, the Spice Girls, television evangelists and Emperor Charles V. His most recent work is the massive World Encyclopedia of Christmas. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba with his wife and daughters.