Joanna Streetly grew up in Trinidad and moved to Canada to study Outdoor Recreation and Wilderness Leadership, subsequently making her living as a naturalist guide and sea kayak instructor. In the late nineties, she wrote and co-edited The Sound Magazine. Most recently, her writing can be found in Best Canadian Essays 2017 and in numerous anthologies, magazines and literary journals. Her published work includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. This is her fourth book. She lives afloat in the Tofino harbour, with her partner, Marcel, and daughter, Toby.