Lucy Black is an educator. She studied creative writing at the undergraduate level and later earned an M.A. in nineteenth-century British fiction. Her short stories have been published in many publications including Cyphers Magazine, under the gum tree, the Hawai'i Review, Vintage Script, and the Antigonish Review. She lives with her husband and son in a small town near Toronto, Ontario. The Marzipan Fruit Basket is her debut collection of short fiction.