Sharon Butala is the award-winning author of numerous works of fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poetry, and plays. Her work has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize, as well as for the Governor General’s Award. Sharon has been the recipient of the Marian Engel Award, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, the Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada. She lives in Calgary. Butala presents Wild Rose, Sophie’s story of hardship and survival after her husband’s disappearance.