Sarah Felix Burns
Sarah has a degree in women's studies and history from the University of British Columbia and a masters degree in social work from the University of Toronto. She was inspired to write Lydie's character after meeting a Tlingit woman from the Yukon while studying at UBC in the 1990s. Sarah's first novel Jackfish, The Vanishing Village was published in late 2007 and won the 2009 Northern Lit Award. Originally from a village outside of Sault Ste. Marie in northern Ontario, Sarah now lives in Colorado but still considers Canada her home.