Tricia Dower was a business executive before reinventing herself in 2002. She thought writing fiction would be easier than feeding hungry shareholders. She was wrong. But in 2008, the feminist press Inanna published her first book, Silent Girl, a collection of stories inspired by Shakespeare. It was nominated for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. In 2012 Penguin Canada published her debut novel, Stony River, which was shortlisted for the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction, and in 2016 Caitlin Press published her second novel, Becoming Lin, about which the Vancouver Sun writes, “Some of the most powerful and eloquent Canadian novelists of the 20th and 21st century…including Margaret Atwood, Margaret Lawrence and Ethel Wilson…open up what had been cloaked in silence, the oppression of women and their self-discoveries in resistance. We can now add to this important liberation canon the name of Tricia Dower.” Dower won first prize for fiction in The Malahat Review’s 2010 Open Season Awards and first prize for creative non-fiction in subTerrain Magazine’s 2015 Lush Triumphant literary awards. A dual citizen of Canada and the United States, Tricia lives and writes in Brentwood Bay, BC.