Darlene Madott has authored nine books and has twice won the Bressani Literary Award. She has been shortlisted for the Gloria Vanderbilt sponsored Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Award three times, as well as being a frequent finalist for Accenti Magazine competitions, among others. Her short fiction has been widely anthologized. A lawyer who practised for over three decades, her eighth book, Dying Times, (EXILE, 2021), grew out of aspects of her legal background and was a fictional exploration of the last journey. Winners and Losers (GUERNICA, 2023), circles back to track the life and legal journeys from near their beginnings. She lives in Toronto.