Debbie Bateman is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio and a former teaching assistant in that program. Her work has appeared in Descant, Phoebe, Qwerty, and the “Shy Anthology” published by the University of Alberta Press. Two of her stories are included in “You Look Good For Your Age“, an anthology edited by Rona Altrows, and recently released by the University of Alberta Press. Debbie lives with her husband in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island where she works as a freelance curriculum writer and plain language editor. She is a Buddhist of Scottish/Irish descent and a quiet rebel.