A recovering artist, Beverley Hanna began writing in 2012 as a mental stimulus and a distraction to keep from going mad as a caregiver. She began to pen an urban fantasy novel about a professional pet portrait artist, a subject with which she was intimately familiar. After 50,000 words, she came to the reluctant conclusion that she didn’t have a clue what she was doing and began to research and develop the skills of creative writing. Since that time, she has written innumerable short stories and flash fiction and has founded Write On The Bay, a community of and for writers in the Southern Georgian Bay region. The novel, sadly, remains unfinished, but her library of books on how to write now fills three floor-to-ceiling bookcases.