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 fiction and poetry have appeared in over thirty publications across North America and in the U.K.; her credits include CBC Radio, The Fiddlehead and Prairie Fire. Work is forthcoming in The Antigonish Review and FreeFall. She has served as writer-in-residence for Alberta Branch Canadian Authors Association and The Alexandra Writers Centre Society. Lori teaches creative writing at Mount Royal University and AWCS.