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. Samantha has coached competitive swimming for 15 years and competed in long-distance open water races in San Francisco, New York, Barcelona, Lac Megantic and at the 2014 FINA World Masters Championships in Montreal. She blogs for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta where she has also directed a lecture and reading series in Calgary since 2005. When she is not writing, blogging, hosting literary events or coaching swimming, she walks the city with her tiny dog 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_.