Cathy Jewison is a short story writer living in Yellowknife, NWT. A collection of her Yellowknife stories, The Ugly Truck and Dog Contest and Other Tales of Northern Life, was published by Borealis Press of Ottawa in 2009. Cathy has worked as a newspaper reporter, copy editor, government communicator and administrator. Born and raised on the Prairies, she turned to creative writing when she moved to Yellowknife in 1986. After dabbling in poetry, drama and creative non-fiction, she settled on the short story as her preferred literary form. Since then, her quirky characters have appeared on the pages of literary magazines and anthologies.