V.J. Hamilton has come a long way from small-town Saskatchewan. As a grad student, she got to travel the world, and now she’s the author of short stories that have appeared in The Antigonish Review and The First Line. Most recently, she won first prize in the Hart House Literary Review (2011). When not writing, she can be found skating at her local rink, refereeing domestic disputes (strictly feline!), or pounding her way through piano favourites.