Writer and stand-up comedian, Carolyn Bennett, has performed across Canada. Selected TV credits include This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC COMICS and Chilly Beach. Produced plays include Mixed Media (CBC Radio), Pure Convenience (CBC Radio), The Short List, Hitler’s Ass, Canis Familiaris, Sick Kids Wanna Talk To You and Double Down Helix. Her feature comedy, The Mac and Watson Springtime Reeferendum Show, was awarded a TIFF Studio Screenwriting Intensive Jury Prize. Bennett has worked as a senior writer for the government. She is also a speaker on substance abuse and recovery. Please Stand By is her first novel.