Marjorie Simmins is an award-winning writer based in Halifax. Raised in Vancouver, she has worked as a freelance journalist, editor and writing instructor for over 20 years. Her articles and essays have appeared across Canada and the U.S. Her most recent award was a Gold Medal for the Best Atlantic Magazine article. She teaches memoir writing courses around the Maritimes and also offers memoir manuscript evaluations via her website, Memoirs and More, www.marjoriesimmins.ca.