Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island on November 30, 1874. Raised by her maternal grandparents, she attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown and obtained her teaching certificate. She later studied literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She eventually married Ewan Macdonald, a Presbyterian minister, whom she had 3 sons with. She published 12 books in her career and countless journals. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942.
Alex Fabrizio received her MFA in creative writing from The Ohio State University in 2013, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her work has previously appeared in journals such as Subtropics and Southeast Review. She lives in New York.