Ali Riley’s first poetry collection, Wayward, was short-listed for the Gerald Lampert Memorial award, and her second, Tear Down, was short-listed for the Re-Lit award.
She was born in Calgary and was the singer/songwriter of the seminal psycho-country band Sacred Heart of Elvis. In Toronto her produced plays included dog dream, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Hole in My Heart the Size of My Heart. She was a contestant in the BookTelevision reality show The Three Day Novel Contest, and her three-day novel, Hag, won the Walrus Magazine/SLS literary contest. Her writing has appeared in Geist, The nth Position Anthology, Matrix, This Magazine, Event, The Moosehead Review, Alberta Views and Walrus. Her third book, 33 Million Solitudes, explores Canadian themes of isolation and survival with a 21st century twist, and reimagines the fur trade as a modern metaphor for love. She lives In Nanton, Alberta.
Micheline Maylor's new book, Whirr & Click is now available. Micheline teaches creative writing, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and composition at Mount Royal University. She serves as guest editor for Frontenac’s renowned Quartet series for Fall, 2013. She serves as the President and co-founder of Freefall Literary Society, and is the editor-in-chief of FreeFall literary magazine. Her first book is titled Full Depth: The Raymond Knister Poems (2007) and is available through Wolsak & Wynn. Micheline Maylor has a Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in English Language and Literature with a specialisation in Creative Writing and 20th Century Canadian Literature.