Born in Philadelphia, Sharon Gibson Palermo now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She holds a B.A. and M. Ed. from Boston University and a M.A. Ed. from Mt. St. Vincent University in Halifax. Palermo's short story "I Am Hilda Burrows" won first prize in the 1991 Thistledown Press short story competition and was subsequently published in The Blue Jean Collection(Thistledown, 1992). Palermo has also published a book titled Chestnuts for the Brave (Nimbus, 1991), as well as several articles on teaching.
Daniel Perry’s stories have appeared in The Dalhousie Review, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, The Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature, SubTerrain, Riddle Fence, Little Fiction and other magazines as well as the anthologies, Hearing Voices (Bareback, 2014), The Lion and the Aardvark (Stone Skin, 2013) and CVC Book Two (Exile, 2012). Originally from small-town Southwestern Ontario, Dan obtained a Master of Arts degree from the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, and has lived in that city since 2006.
Audrey Pfitzenmaier has a Masters of Art in Children's Literature fom UBC, and has worked as a teacher/librarian and currently a Literacy Support Teacher. Cheating Fate is her first novel. Pfitzenmaier lives in Ladner, BC.
Pierre Piccard knows the Middle East intimately; he has been a missionary there for most of his adult life. He has studied at Prairie Bible College, the Universities of Jordan, Istanbul, Syracuse, and South Africa, speaks Arabic and Turkish, and has degrees in Theology and Social Science. He teaches Theology, Cross-Cultural Communication and History of Christian/Muslim Relations at a theological institute in the region. Piccard is Canadian. His wife, Anna, is Irish. They have two teenage children.
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