Bernadette Wagner grew up on a small family farm forty-five minutes north of Regina, Saskatchewan. The gently rolling parkland instilled in her a love of land, the spirit of the prairies, and a commitment to community. She is an award-winning, multi-genre author and community builder whose work has appeared on many platforms. She’s participated in international arts projects, served on several nonprofit boards and led workshops and classes for children and adults for more than 30 years. Her collection of poetry, This hot place (Thistledown 2010) was shortlisted for the Sask First Book Award. Her next book, The Dry Valley, is forthcoming from Radiant Press in 2019.