A. Mary Murphy is a lifelong writer whose doctoral work was in life writing. She teaches postsecondary classes in literature and film, leads travel study trips to Ireland, and has a freelance writing, editing, and mentoring business. While I was teaching creative writing in Winnipeg, my first book of poetry was published (Shattered Fanatics in 2007 from BuschekBooks). An edited version of my doctoral dissertation was published (Pierce: Six Prairie Lives in 2010 from Detselig). Her poetry has been published in numerous journals across Canada, the United States, France, Wales, New Zealand including the Antigonish Review, the Dalhousie Review, The Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature, Descant, Canadian Literature and Grain.