Nicola Davison is a portrait photographer, living in Dartmouth with her family and neighborhood-famous basset hound. In 2013, she returned to Nova Scotia after living too far above sea level for thirteen years. She studied English at Dalhousie University and serves as a board member with the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. In 2016, she completed the Alistair Macleod Mentorship program (under the guidance of Carol Bruneau) through the WFNS. In the Wake is her first book.