Sheryl Salloum was born and raised in British Columbia, and for ten years called the Cariboo home. She is a graduate of Simon Fraser University and taught in the public school and college systems. A freelance writer for over twenty-five years, she has published articles in several Canadian magazines and newspapers. She is the author of three books, including The Life and Art of Mildred Valley Thornton (Mother Tongue, 2011), Underlying Vibrations: The Photography and Life of John Vanderpant (Horsdal & Schubart, 1995) and Malcolm Lowry: Vancouver Days (Harbour Publishing, 1987) . She has been a finalist for two BC Book Prizes: the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize and the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize.