Stella Leventoyannis Harvey was born in Cairo, Egypt and moved to Calgary as a child with her family. In 2001, she founded the Whistler Writers Group, which produces the Whistler Writers Festival under her direction. Leventoyannis Harvey has published short fiction in anthologies and literary journals, and her non-fiction has appeared in Pique Newsmagazine, The Question and The Globe and Mail. Her debut novel, Nicolai’s Daughters (Signature Editions), explores a family divided by geography and passion. Leventoyannis Harvey lives in Whistler BC, but visits her many relatives in Greece often, indulging her love of Greek food and culture and honing her fluency in the language.