CHRISTY ANN CONLIN’s acclaimed first novel, Heave (2002), was a Globe and Mail “Top 100” book, a finalist for the First Novel Award in 2003 and was shortlisted for the Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Dartmouth Book Award. Heave was also longlisted for the 2011 CBC Canada Reads Novels of the Decade. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals including Best Canadian Stories. Christy Ann also hosted the popular 2012 CBC summer radio series Fear Itself. She teaches at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies online Creative Writing program. Christy Ann lives in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.