Dayle Furlong is the author of the novel Saltwater Cowboys (Dundurn Press), a 2015 Toronto Public Library Dewey Diva Pick, a collection of short-fiction Lake Effect & Other Stories (Cormorant Books) and a collection of poetry entitled Open Slowly (Tightrope Books). Her short-fiction has appeared in The Great Lakes Review, The Puritan and The Saturday Evening Post. Her fiction has been awarded an Award of Merit from the Summer Literary Seminars international literary competition and was a finalist for the 2018 Curt Johnson Memorial Prose Award in the USA. She is a graduate of the Humber College School for Writers and has a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She works as a children’s librarian.