Beth Everest has a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing and Literature (University of Windsor), and a Doctorate (University of Calgary) that focuses on the conflicting roles of a woman as mother, writer and academic. She has worked as a freelance writer and editor, as a travel writer for the Calgary Sun, and a fiction editor for Dandelion Magazine. Beth has been teaching writing and literature and leading workshops for 20 years. She publishes poetry, fiction and essays in a variety of journals, and has had plays produced. She is currently working on three literary projects: a novel, an unusual book of grammar, and an illustrated children’s novel. In another life, she is also a silver-smith. Her biggest project, by far, and at the same time the most frustrating and rewarding, is the raising of her two daughters.