Dayle Furlong is the author of the novel Saltwater Cowboys, a Toronto Public Library 2015 Dewey Diva Pick of the Year, praised by the National Post as showing Furlong’s “talent for painterly depictions of rural landscape and small-town life,” and a collection of poetry entitled Open Slowly. Her short-fiction has appeared in journals in Canada, the US, and New Zealand, has been awarded an Award of Merit from Disquiet International, and was a finalist in december Magazine’s 2018 Curt Johnson Prose Award. She is a graduate of the Humber College School for Writers and has an MsC in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She works in the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies Creative Writing Department. Her collection of fiction entitled Lake Effect & Other Stories will be published by Cormorant Books in spring 2021. She is currently working on a historical fiction book about George Brown, founder of the modern Liberal party and The Globe & Mail newspaper.