British-born Jan Andrews is an internationally-respected writer and storyteller. Her many published titles include Winter of Peril: The Newfoundland Diary of Sophie Loveridge, Pa’s Harvest, and Stories at the Door (Tundra 2005). Over the last twenty years, she has told stories to children and adults across Canada, as well as in the US, Australia and England. She has coordinated storytelling series, and is the director of StorySave, a recording project with Canadian storytelling elders. Andrews lives outside Ottawa, but is spending the fall in Winnipeg as the Writer-in-Residence at the U of M’s Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture.