Tricia Dower was born in Rahway, New Jersey. A graduate of Gettysburg College, she now writes in British Columbia, where she serves on the board of the Victoria School of Writing. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines in the United States, Canada and Portugal. She won first prize for fiction in The Malahat Review’s 2010 literary awards and first prize for creative nonfiction in subTerrain magazine’s 2015 Literary Awards. Her story collection Silent Girl (Inanna 2008) was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor Award and the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. Her novel Stony River was first published in Canada (Penguin Canada 2012) and shortlisted for the Canadian Authors Association Fiction Award. Caitlin Press will publish her second novel, Becoming Lin, in Canada in 2016.