LEE KVERN is the award-winning author of short stories and novels. Afterall, selected for 2013 Canada Reads (Regional), also nominated for Alberta Books Awards. The Matter of Sylvie nominated for Alberta Book Awards and Ottawa Relit Award. Her short stories are also well celebrated: National winner CBC Literary Award, winner: Western Magazine Awards, Hazel Hilles Memorial Short Fiction Prize, Howard ‘O’ Hagan Award. Her work has been produced for CBC Radio, published in Event, Descant, Air Canada enRoute, and subTerrain. On-line: Joyland.ca, Foundpress.com, LittleFiction.com, and www.leekvern.com. She lives outside Calgary, Alberta