About The Author

Margaret Fridel

Mary E. Choo is a fantasy and science fiction poet and writer who lives in Richmond, British Columbia. She attended the University of British Columbia, and in recent years her work has placed in a number of contests, including the poetry category of the Cross-Canada Writers’ Magazine annual competition and the American Amelia Awards.

Choo’s poetry has appeared in publications in both Canada and the United States, among them the Methuen children’s anthology, The Window of Dreams, Mamashee, Scrivener, and Amelia. She has had fiction accepted by The Twilight Kingdom and Sword and Sorceress VI. Margaret Fridel began writing poetry while completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. Several magazines have accepted and published her work, including The Capilano Review and The Mattawa Chronicle in Canada and Interstate in the United States. She lives in Coquitlam, B.C., with her three children and her other interests include photography and mountaineering. Eileen Kernaghan is the author of three bronze-age fantasy novels: Journey to Aprilioth (Ace 1980); Songs from the Drowned Lands (Ace 1983), which won the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Award; and The Sarsen Witch (Ace 1989). She has published poetry and short fiction in PRISM International, Room of One’s Own, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, ON SPEC Magazine and other literary magazines, and her work has appeared in a number of anthologies in Canada and the United States.

Kernaghan is also a co-author of The Upper Left Hand Corner: A Writer’s Guide For The Northwest (International Self-Council Press 3rd ed. 1986). She lives in Burnaby, B.C., where she and her husband Patrick operate Neville Books. Sue Nevill has the usual eclectic writerly background: jobs in advertising, archaeological mudpits, bars, berry fields, book shops and the odd school; travels in Europe, the Mediterranean and Caribbean; obsessions that range from baseball to opera. She’s a freelance writer andeditor, and her short fiction and poetry are beginning to appear fairly regularly in Canadian, U.K., and U.S. literary and commercial magazines. She lives in Vancouver, B.C.

Laurel Wade was born in Manitoba and grew up there, in Ontario, and in British Columbia. She attended Kwantlen and Douglas colleges, then Simon Fraser University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in English and her Teaching Certificate. She was a maximum security prison guard at Lakeside Women’s Correction Centre before finishing her degree. She is an avid motorcyclist and loves fishing. She has one son.

Presently, Wade teaches English and E.S.L. at Burnaby North Secondary School. Her poems and translations have appeared in PRISM International, Poetry Australia, Nexus and B.C.E.T.A. Professional Writing Journal.

Books by Margaret Fridel