Michael Kenyon is the author of four books of poetry, seven of fiction, and four chapbooks. The Beautiful Children won the 2010 ReLit Award for best novel. Other work has been shortlisted for the ReLit Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Baxter Hathaway Prize (Cornell) in fiction, The Malahat Review Novella Prize, Prism international’s fiction contest (won twice), the Journey Prize, and the National and Western Magazine Awards. His work is concerned with form and style, but always strives to get in touch with the deepest human moments. Kenyon lives in Victoria, BC.
Wild Talent: a novel of the supernatural is Kernaghan's eighth book in the historical fantasy genre. The Snow Queen ((Thistledown, 2001)), won the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Award, the Aurora, for best speculative novel in English, and was short listed by the Canadian Library Association for Best Children's Book of the Year. The Alchemist's Daughter ((Thistledown 2004)) was shortlisted for the Sheila Egoff Prize for Children's Literature and the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice award. The experimental Dance of the Snow Dragon, a young adult fantasy novel with a Tibetan Buddhist background, was published in 1995 by Thistledown Press. In addition to her fantasy novel work, Kernaghan's poems and short stories have appeared in many North American publications, both mainstream and speculative. Eileen Kernaghan lives in New Westminster, British Columbia.
Theresa Kishkan is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose. Her essays have appeared in Dandelion, Lake, Contrary, The New Quarterly, Cerise, and many other magazines, and she has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Relit Award, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and the Hubert Evans Prize for Non?Fiction. Her collection of essays, Phantom Limb, won the first Readers' Choice Award from the Canadian Creative Non?Fiction Collective in 2009. An essay from Mnemonic won the 2010 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Prize. Kishkan lives with her family on the Sechelt Peninsula on Vancouver Island. She operates High Ground Press with her husband John Pass.
Devin Krukoff was born in Regina in 1976. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Victoria, and has published two novels with Thistledown Press. In 2005 he won the McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize for his story “The Last Spark”. His short fiction and poetry has appeared in literary journals and magazines across Canada. His first novel,Compensation, was shortlisted for two Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2006. Flyways is his second novel. Devin currently lives with his wife and son in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Allison Kydd works as an English distance instructor/tutor for Athabasca University, is on the board of the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild and has been widely published in magazines and journals.