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 Spring 2014. Her credits include CBC Radio, The Fiddlehead and Prairie Fire. She has served as writer-in-residence for Alberta Branch Canadian Authors Association and teaches creative writing at Mount Royal University and The Alexandra Writers Centre Society. She is serving as writer-in-residence for AWCS through the end of June of this year.