Seán Virgo was born in Malta, and grew up in South Africa, Malaya, Ireland and the U.K. He has lived on the Queen Charlotte Islands, Newfoundland, various Gulf Islands, the Bruce Peninsula and in recent years in Southwest Saskatchewan. He worked with the Scottish Nature Conservancy in the Inner Hebrides, and as well as teaching and editing, has been a sheep farmer, a logger and a well witcher. He was the writer and host of the TV series, Middle of Somewhere and edited the anthology, The Eye in the Thicket, essays at a natural history. His first publications were poetry but he is better known for his short stories (White Lies & Other Fictions; Through The Eyes of a Cat; Wormwood; Waking in Eden; Begging Questions and A Traveller Came By) and a novel set in Melanesia, Selakhi.
Nikki Vogel has had poetry published in Room Magazine, filling Station, and The Istanbul Review. Her short stories have appeared in Luna Station Quarterly, Infective Ink, Empty Sink Publications, and in One Throne Magazine. She has had a few stories anthologized, including in You Can’t Kill Me, I’m Already Dead and Behind the Yellow Wallpaper: New Tales of Madness. She was a runner up in the 2012 Little Bird Writing Contest and in 2015 had a story listed as Notable Science Fiction in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. Silencing Rebecca is her first book publication. She lives in Edmonton.