AMANDA HALE is a writer, educator, and visual artist. Her first novel, Sounding the Blood, was a Fiction finalist for the BC Relit Awards and was voted one of the top ten novels of 2001 by Toronto’s Now Magazine. Her second book, The Reddening Path, has been translated into Spanish and is available as an audiobook. A third novel, My Sweet Curiosity, was published in 2009. Hale’s poetry and short fiction have appeared in numerous publications, and she won the 2008 Prism International literary non-fiction award. Hale divides her time between Toronto and the Canadian west coast.