Lucy E.M. Black is the author of The Marzipan Fruit Basket, a collection of short stories (Inanna Publications, 2017) and Eleanor Courtown, a work of historical fiction (Seraphim Editions, 2017). Her novel, Stella’s Carpet (Now or Never Publishing, 2021) is a study of intergenerational trauma. The Brickworks (Now or Never Publishing) will be released in the Fall 2023. Her short stories have been published in Britain, Ireland, USA and Canada. A former educator, she studied creative writing at university and has an M.A. in nineteenth-century British fiction. Her current writing projects include work on the expropriation of farmland, and a collection of CNF stories called Class Lessons about vulnerable young people without agency. Lucy lives with her partner in the small lakeside town of Port Perry, Ontario, the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island, First Nations.