Lori Hahnel is the author of a novel, Love Minus Zero (Oberon, 2008) and a story collection, Nothing Sacred, (Thistledown, 2009), which shortlisted for an Alberta Literary Award. A new novel, After You’ve Gone, is forthcoming from Thistledown in Fall 2014. Her work has been nominated for the Journey Prize three times and has appeared in over thirty publications across North America and in the U.K. Her credits include CBC Radio, The Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire and Joyland. Lori teaches creative writing at Mount Royal University and the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society.