Liz Brady was an editor for twenty years and had a Ph.D. in Virginia Woolf from the University of London. She was the author of Tintype (Fiddlehead Poetry Books), Marian Engel and Her Works (ECW Press), and a non-fiction work on women writers and alcohol. She authored the Jane Yeats mystery series for Second Story Press. Apart from the fact that they both lived in Toronto, Liz Brady refused to divulge which attributes she shared with her fictional sleuth. Liz Brady passed away in 2017.