Calgary resident Ken Rivard writes both adult literary fiction and children`s literature. He is the author of eight books and his work has appeared in dozens of regional and national publications and on the CBC. Ken was nominated in 2005 for the inaugural Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award. His publications have been finalists for the Writers Guild of Alberta, Howard O`Hagan Award for Short Fiction in 1996, 2001, 2003 and 2005. One of his books, Skin Tests, also published by Black Moss was a finalist for The City of Calgary , W.O. Mitchell Award in 2001. He has presented many successful writing workshops across Canada and has worked as a Writer-in-Residence for both The Calgary Public Library and The Writers Guild of Alberta. He has read in cities across Canada including Victoria, Comox, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal.