Joanne Arnott is a Métis/mixed-blood writer, editor and arts activist, originally from Manitoba, at home on the West Coast. Her book Wiles of Girlhood won the Gerald Lampert Award (LCP 1992). She has published eight other books, including Halfling spring: an internet romance (Kegedonce 2013) and A Night for the Lady (Ronsdale 2013). She was a founding member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast, and a past volunteer with The Writers Union of Canada and The Writers’ Trust of Canada. She is currently Poetry Editor for EVENT Magazine. Joanne received the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Literary Arts in 2017.