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Tajja Isen is a writer, editor and voice actor. Her essays and criticism have appeared in dozens of outlets across the US and Canada. She is the editor in chief of Catapult magazine, the former digital editor of The Walrus and has also edited for Electric Literature. She is the coeditor of the essay anthology The World As We Knew It: Dispatches from a Changing Climate. A voice actor for more than two decades, Isen can be heard on such animated shows as Atomic Betty, The Berenstain Bears, Super Why!, Go, Dog. Go!, Jane and the Dragon, and many others.

Janie Brown was born in Epsom, England, raised in Glasgow, Scotland, and emigrated to Canada in 1984 to become a nurse at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver. She has a Master’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Nursing. She has worked as an oncology nurse and counsellor for over 30 years and in 1995 founded the Callanish Society, a grassroots non-profit organization for people living with, and dying from, cancer. She presents internationally, has published in professional journals and writes a widely-read blog. In 2016, she received a Lloyd Symington Foundation grant to write this book.