Barb Howard is an author and editor who worked as a lawyer prior to completing her MA in creative writing. She has published three novels and a collection of short stories. Her writing has appeared in anthologies and magazines across Canada, including The New Quarterly, Grain, The Dalhousie Review and Alberta Views. In 2009, Barb won the Writers Guild of Alberta Howard O’Hagan Award for short fiction. In 2012, she is shortlisted for the Howard O’Hagan Award and for the Ross Annett Award for children’s literature. Barb lives in Bragg Creek, Alberta.