Tricia Dower was born in Rahway, New Jersey, and educated at Gettysburg College. She moved to Canada in 1981. Her short fiction has appeared in Room of Oneâ€™s Own, The New Quarterly, The Malahat Review, Hemispheres, Cicada, Big Muddy, and NEO. Her short-story collection, Silent Girl, was published by Inanna in 2008. She lives in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia. StonyRiver is her first novel.