MARGARET MACPHERSON grew up on the shores of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories. For the past two decades she's written for newspapers and magazines across Canada and abroad. She's also author of several works of creative non-fiction and a collection of short stories. Macpherson holds a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and has worked as a teacher and journalist in Halifax, Bermuda, and Vancouver. She currently lives in Edmonton with her husband and four unruly but exceptionally lovely children.