Amber Dawn is the author of the novels Sodom Road Exit (2018) and Sub Rosa (winner of a Lambda Literary Award, 2010), the Vancouver Book Award-winning memoir How Poetry Saved My Life (2013), the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize-nominated poetry collection Where the words end and my body begins (2015). Her second collection of poetry, My Art is Killing Me, will be published in spring 2020. She teaches creative writing at Douglas College in Vancouver, and also leads several low-barrier community writing classes.