Samantha Warwick was born in Montreal and raised in Sutton, Quebec and Vancouver. She is the author of the award-nominated 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, echolocation, and FASHION. She has directed literary events and conferences in Calgary since 2005, where she hosts monthly 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 Chihuahua Lulu, reads many books, keeps warm in hot yoga, and volunteers for a dog shelter. Samantha is the 2019 recipient of the Companion Award, the highest recognition that Frontier College (Toronto) confers upon an individual who’s shown significant leadership to the cause of literacy programs in Canada.