Carrie Mac writes stories that she wants to read. Her latest book is the literary novel Last Winter (Random House, 2023). She has also authored contemporary novels for teens, speculative YA, literary short fiction, and creative non-fiction. Her accolades include a BC Book Prize, Arthur Ellis Award, and CBC NonFiction Prize. She has mentored privately, at SFU’s Writer’s Studio, and also at UBC’s School of Writing, from which she holds an MFA. Queer and widowed, she lives with her two homeschooled kids in East Vancouver, on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.