Cathy Stonehouse grew up in the UK, where she received a BA in English from Wadham College, Oxford University, and subsequently moved to Vancouver, where she received an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. The author of a poetry collection (The Words I Know, Press Gang Publishers 1994), co-editor of the creative nonfiction anthology Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008) and a former editor of award-winning literary journal EVENT, her creative nonfiction, poetry short fiction has appeared in a wide variety of Canadian literary journals and anthologies including Best Canadian Stories 2010. A creative writing instructor and freelance writer/editor, she has two books forthcoming in 2011: Something about the Animal: Stories (Biblioasis) and Grace Shiver: Poems (Inanna Publications).