Victoria Branden, BA (Hon.), MA, taught English for many years. She has written numerous articles and short stories for newspapers and magazines, including Saturday Night and Chatelaine, as well as radio and TV dramas and series for the CBC. Her published books include Understanding Ghosts and two novels, Flitterin' Judas and Mrs. Job. She received the 1991 award as Environmentalist of the Year for articles on environmental issues, to which she is deeply committed.