Patricia McCowan was born and raised in Winnipeg and now lives and writes (among other activities) in Toronto. Her novels, Honeycomb and Upstaged are part of Orca Book Publishers’ Limelights Series. Her short stories have been published in Dark Times (Ronsdale) and Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction for Real Girls (Sumach) and other pieces appeared online at Maisonneuve Magazine, defenestration, Broken City and The Globe and Mail. She has appeared in the Fringe at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival and was a finalist in their literary competition.