Brit Griffin co-authored a non-fiction history (We Lived A Life And Then Some: the life, death and life of a mining town, Between the Lines, 1996 ) that was listed as a must-read on the 2011 CBC Cross-Country Check-up Summer Reading list. For ten years she ran an independent magazine (Highgrader Magazine )on rural and resource-based communities. She was the recipient of two American Catholic press awards for her writing on family life, and has worked as a free-lancer in print, video and radio. Griffin currently works as a researcher for Timiskaming First Nation, an Algonquin community in northern Quebec. She lives in the town of Cobalt and is the mother of three daughters. The Wintermen is her first novel.