Shawna Lemay was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. Lemay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Honours English, and has just recently completed her Masters in Englishboth at the University of Alberta. Lemay lives in Edmonton with her husband, Rob Lemay who is a visual artist, and their daughter Chloe. She currently works for the Edmonton Public Library. Other works by Lemay include Still (selfpublished),Against Paradise(McClelland & Stewart), and All the GodSized Fruit (McGillQueens University Press)the winning title of the Gerald Lampert and Stephan G. Stephansson awards.