Lisa Pasold has been thrown off a train in Belarus, been fed the world’s best pigeon pie in Marrakech, and been cheated in the Venetian gambling halls of Ca’ Vendramin Calergi. She grew up in Montreal, which gave her the necessary jaywalking skills to survive as a journalist. Her two books of poetry, Weave and A Bad Year for Journalists, were both nominated for Alberta Book Awards; her debut novel, Rats of Las Vegas, was described as “enticing as the lit-up Las Vegas strip and as satisfying as a winning hand at poker” by The Winnipeg Free Press. Lisa has taught creative writing at the American University in Paris and now divides her time between France and Toronto. Her latest book of poetry, any bright horse, comes out with Frontenac House in April 2012.
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.