Shelby Cain was raised in Cranbrook, British Columbia, where she developed an obsession for nature and adrenaline. She now lives an hour away in Fernie with her husband and two young daughters. Writing is a new and exhilarating passion she has explored since having her children. She writes short stories, magazine articles, and a monthly column about her life for Fernie Fix magazine entitled “Family Stoke.” Mountain Girl is her first novel.
Kat Cameron was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. She completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of New Brunswick and has worked as an ESL teacher in Japan, a substitute teacher, and an editorial assistant. Her poems and short stories have appeared in literary journals across Canada, including CV2, Descant, The Fiddlehead, FreeFall, Grain, Literary Review of Canada, Room, Prairie Fire, PRISM International, and subTerrain. She teaches English and writing at Concordia University College in Edmonton and is currently working on a poetry manuscript, "Lighting over Wyoming," with the assistance of an Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant.
Adrian Chamberlain is an award-winning arts writer for the Victoria Times Colonist, the daily newspaper in Victoria, B.C.. Raised on Gabriola Island, he has a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Victoria and a master of arts degree in journalism from the University of Victoria.
He has won three B.C. Newspaper Awards for arts writing. In 2005 his short story, Temple Baptist, 1973, was a winner in Monday Magazine’s summer fiction contest.
Pepper (Barbara) Couëlle-Sterling
Pepper (Barbara) Couëlle-Sterling divides her time between living in a log home in the Canadian Rockies with her partner and dog, Apollo, and sailing in the Caribbean sea on their sailboat. Her childhood influence of an artist father and graduate degrees in Art History from the University of Toronto have set the stage for a love of fine art and teaching.
Secrets of the Painted Door is her first book.