Myrna Dey grew up in Calgary and received a B.A. and an M.A. from the university of Alberta. Following research in Berlin, she taught and studied German at the University of California, Berkeley, for two years in the mid-sixties. She also lived for six years in Guyana. Since 1976, she and her husband have made their home in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, where they raised their three daughters. Her short stories, articles, and essays have been published in Reader's Digest, NeWest Review, Canadian Living, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, and Maclean's.