Liz Harmer grew up in Hamilton and currently lives in Toronto. She has worked at libraries, orchards and at Tim Hortons; she has tutored and studied and spent most of her time wishing she was writing instead. She has an M.A. in English from McMaster and a certificate in Creative Writing from the Humber School for Writers, mentored by Joan Barfoot. Currently, she is the stay-at-home mother to two young girls and somehow manages to stay productive. She is polishing stories and sending them out for publication, working at a memoir and a novel, drafting a few non-fiction pieces, and developing a thicker skin. Her story "Dying Media" placed third in the gritlit Writing Competition. In 1998, she won Hamilton's "Power of the Pen" contest for a second time. She blogs at profswife.wordpress.com.