Susan Scott is the author of TEMPLE IN A TEAPOT and a memoir-in-progress, SAINTED DIRT: RECKONINGS WITH LAND, LANGUAGE, FAMILY AND IMPERFECT TEAWARE. As a community builder, she works with artists, scholars and activists to release powerful, transgressive stories that inspire grassroots change and healing. As THE NEW QUARTERLY's non-fiction editor, she directs Write on the French River Creative Writing Retreat and serves as associate director of the Wild Writers Literary Festival. Susan has lived in Toronto, Montreal and in towns and cities across the US. She makes her home in Waterloo, Ontario, on the Haldimand Tract, in the heart of the Great Lakes basin.