Carolyn McTighe is a freelance writer who has written for CBC Radio, as well as the Los Angeles Times. She currently resides in Kamloops, British Columbia, with her husband and three small children.
Karen Brownlee, a full-time practicing artist, focuses on landscapes, rural Alberta communities and grain elevators. She is proficient in sumi-e and other diverse styles of Japanese and Chinese brush painting, which she worked in exclusively for ten years. Karen has been a juror for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and was the Alberta recipient of the Davis and Henderson Intercheques Prairie Heritage Preservation Award. She lives in Lethbridge Alberta with her husband, son and daughter.