Samantha Warwick was born in Montreal and raised in Sutton, Quebec and Vancouver. She is the author of the novel Sage Island (Brindle & Glass), and her essays and poetry have been broadcast on CBC Radio and appeared in various literary and commercial publications including Geist, Event, The Globe & Mail and FASHION. She has directed events and conferences for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta (Calgary) since 2005, where she hosts monthly literary gatherings and frequently interviews authors about their books and creative process. When she is not completing her second novel, or facilitating bookish conversations, she walks the city with her mini-pinscher/chihuahua named Lulu, reads many books, keeps warm in hot yoga, and builds fires at a cabin in the woods. Find her and Lu on Instagram @sam_and_lulu_. Photo credit: Monique de St-Croix, November 2018.