Shannon Cowan is the author of Tin Angel and Leaving Winter and the mother of two young children.
Fiona Tinwei Lam, a former lawyer, is the author of Intimate Distances and the single mother of a five-year-old. Cathy Stonehouse is the author of The Word
Cathy Stonehouse is the author of a poetry collection, The Words I Know (Press Gang Publishers, 1994). Her writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) has also appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers and anthologies including The Globe and Mail, The Literary Review of Canada, Descant, Grain, The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, Dropped Threads 3: Beyond the Small Circle (Random House 2006), White Ink: Poems on Motherhood (Demeter Press, 2006) and Best Canadian Stories 09. Between 2001 and 2004 she edited the award-winning literary journal Event and in 2008 co-edited the well-received creative nonfiction anthology Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood (McGill-Queens University Press, 2008). Born and raised in the UK, she holds a BA in English from Wadham College, Oxford and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. A tutor, editor and creative writing instructor she lives in East Vancouver with her husband and daughter.
Fiona Tinwei Lam is a Scottish-born, Vancouver-based writer whose work has appeared in literary magazines across the country, as well as in the Globe & Mail, and anthologies in Canada, the US and Hong Kong. Her work has also been featured as part of B.C.'s Poetry in Transit program. Her book of poetry, Intimate Distances (Nightwood 2002), was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award. Twice short-listed for the Event literary non-fiction contest, she is a co-editor of and contributor to the anthology of personal essays, Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood (McGill-Queens University Press, 2008). Her work will also be appearing in Best Canadian Poetry 2010 (Tightrope Books, 2010), edited by Lorna Crozier. Her most recent collection of poetry, Enter the Chrysanthemum (Caitlin, 2009), depicts the journey into single parenthood, exploring themes of family, love and loss. She is a former lawyer.